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Butterflies

Butterflies are insects. Insects have six legs, and three body segments, the head, thorax, and abdomen. The three most outstanding features of the head are the antennae, the eyes, and the proboscis. Butterflies' wings are very fragile, which can wear easily through normal use.

Where Do Butterflies Come From?
A butterfly comes from a chrysalis, which is also called a pupa. Butterflies undergo complete metamorphosis in which they go through four stages. A butterfly starts its life as an egg, larva, which is a caterpillar, it hatches from an egg and eats leaves or flowers almost constantly. It then turns into a pupa, this is the resting stage until the last stage which is when it turns into a beautiful adult butterfly.

Flying
Butterflies are very good fliers. They have two pairs of large wings that are covered with colorful scales. Butterflies can only fly if their body temperature is above eight-six degrees, they sun themselves to warm up in cool weather. The fastest butterflies can fly at 12 mph, while slow flying butterflies fly about 5 mph.

Diet
Butterfly feeding is an interesting process. Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out if the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on. An important butterfly fact is that they have a long straw like structure called a proboscis which they use to drink nectar and juices.

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