Butterflies belong to the order Lepidoptera.

They undergo a complete metamorphosis with four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

Butterflies are known for their vibrant and colorful wings.

Their wings are covered with tiny scales that create the pigmentation.

There are over 20,000 species of butterflies worldwide.

Butterflies play a crucial role in pollination of flowering plants.

They have a long, tubular mouthpart called a proboscis for feeding on nectar.

Butterflies can taste food with their feet.

Their lifespan varies, with some species living only a few days.

The Monarch butterfly is known for its long-distance migration.

Butterflies use the sun as a navigational tool during migration.

They have compound eyes with thousands of lenses.

Butterflies can see ultraviolet light, which is invisible to humans.

Caterpillars, the larval stage, feed voraciously to store energy for metamorphosis.

Butterfly chrysalises can be green, brown, or metallic, camouflaging them in their surroundings.

They are found on every continent except Antarctica.

Some butterflies mimic the appearance of toxic species for protection.

The largest butterfly species is the Queen Alexandra's birdwing.

Butterflies can fly at speeds ranging from 5 to 30 miles per hour.

They are more active on warm, sunny days.

Butterflies use different mating rituals, including elaborate dances and pheromone release.

The Painted Lady is one of the most widespread butterfly species globally.

Butterflies communicate using visual signals, such as wing patterns and colors.

They have a specialized structure on their legs for cleaning their antennae.

Butterflies taste nectar with chemoreceptors on their proboscis.

Climate change affects the distribution and behavior of butterflies.

Some butterflies hibernate during the winter months.

Butterflies can perceive the Earth's magnetic field for navigation.

They are important indicators of ecosystem health.

Butterflies can remember past experiences, including locations of nectar sources.

They are sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity.

Butterflies are featured in various cultures and symbolize transformation and beauty.

They have a high metabolic rate, requiring frequent feeding.

Butterflies are essential in maintaining biodiversity in ecosystems.

They have taste receptors on their feet to identify suitable egg-laying locations.