Awesome Butterfly Facts


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1. The original name for the butterfly was flutterby!
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2. Butterflies can attain a flight speed of up to 50 kph.
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3. There are 2,500 species of moth in the UK but only 60 species of butterfly.
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4. Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
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5. Butterflies taste with their hind feet.
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6. Butterflies taste with their feet.
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7. Butterflies have four wings and six legs.

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8. Butterflies are related to crabs and lobsters.
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9. Butterflies are divided into two main groups called skippers (hesperioidea) and true butterflies (papilionoidea).
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10. Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
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11. Butterflies don't have lungs.
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12. The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'.
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13. Butterflies use their two antennae to smell.
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14. Butterflies weigh only as much as two rose petals.

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