Here are some other neat facts about butterflies and moths!
- The biggest types of butterflies live in the rainforest in Papua New Guinea. Their wings can be as big as 11 inches across!
- The smallest types of butterflies, which are found in Africa and North America, are quite little: Their wingspan can be as little as Â¼ -inch!
- There are more species of moths than of butterflies. In fact, there are over 200,000 known species of moths, and probably even more that haven’t been identified yet!
- Because moths mostly fly at night, they use the starry sky to find their way around!
Sources & links
“Moths.” Project InSECT. 29 Aug. 2010 Britton, Dr. Dave. “What are the differences between butterflies and moths?” 2009. Australian Museum. 29 Aug. 2010 “How can you tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth?” Everyday Mysteries. 2010. The Library of Congress. 29 Aug. 2010 Opler, Paul A., Kelly Lotts, and Thomas Naberhaus. 2010. Butterflies and Moths of North America. Big Sky Institute. 29 Aug. 2010