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What is the caterpillar stage of a butterfly?

The caterpillar stage is one of the most important stages in the butterfly's life cycle. This stage is also known as the feeding stage. Caterpillars, consume plant leaves and spend practically all their time in searching for, and eating food.... Read More

How the bodies of butterflies help them to adapt better?

Butterflies use their antennae to sense the air for wind and scents. The antennae contain sensory organs known a sensillae. The shape, color, and structure of the antennae vary from species to species, even though their function remains the same.... Read More

Why do some butterflies mimic their neighboring species?

Some butterfly species mimic their neighboring poisonous species to ward off the predators. They often mimic their neighboring species by copying the latter's color pattern, along with producing an unpleasant smell and taste. Birds and other... Read More

What is the flight style of a butterfly?

Butterflies are very good fliers. They have two pairs of large wings covered with scales. Their wings are attached to the thorax. Veins support the wings and ensure the blood supply. Butterflies can fly only if their body temperature is above 27°... Read More

What is the hibernation process of butterflies?

Hibernation means a period when the insects slow down their body function to live without food. Some butterflies survive through the winter as eggs, caterpillars, or pupae. Other species of butterflies hibernate as adults during winter. As the... Read More

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Nature has many beautiful creations, but butterflies are undoubtedly her masterpieces. Butterflies, the exquisite, winged flowers of the animal world, have splendid colors and beautiful patterns that are matchless. Butterflies actually belong to the... Read More

What defence mechanisms are commonly employed by butterflies?

Some butterflies have physical defences. This behavior is common among caterpillars in temperate countries. An example of such a caterpillar is the Nymphalis. If somebody disturbs such caterpillars, they react in unison by lifting their heads up... Read More

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