Interesting Facts About Butterflies You Didn’t Know, they are among the most exciting creations on the planet. Their colorful wings make them look fascinating as they fly from flower to flower. Living in a tiny world, there are more to butterflies that we fail to acknowledge. (image source)
Here are some facts about butterflies they don’t teach in school:
Butterflies taste with their feet.
To effectively locate food and find a suitable plant, butterflies make use of the taste receptors on their feet. Female butterflies also have chemoreceptors on their feet, which help them determine the best place for laying eggs.
Butterfly wings can be replaced.
Butterflies cannot feel if there’s damage to their wings. They only experience difficulty in flying, but there is no physical pain involved. Watch this video of a woman replacing a part of a butterfly’s wings.
Even the smallest life is worth saving… ❤️️🦋
Posted by UNILAD on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Butterflies only eat liquids.
Another Interesting Facts About Butterflies You Didn’t Know, is that their mouth or proboscis is modified for consuming liquids. Think of them like a straw. Butterflies usually feed on nectar. However, sometimes they drink from mud puddles or even human sweat to get the minerals and nutrients they need.
Butterfly wings are transparent.
This might be confusing, but a butterfly’s wings are transparent. You might ask, “if they’re transparent, what makes them colorful?” A butterfly’s wings are covered by a plethora of tiny scales that reflect light in different colors. Older butterflies have more transparent wings because they shed the scales throughout their lives.
Butterflies can’t fly if they’re cold.
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Butterflies cannot regulate their body temperature, being cold-blooded animals. A change in the temperature of the surroundings can alter their ability to fly. An environmental temperature below 12 degrees Celsius, a butterfly, can be rendered immobile.