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Differences Between Butterfly and Moth

Differences Between Butterfly and Moth

Butterflies and moths have many things in common, mainly scales that cover their bodies and wings. These scales are actually modified hairs. Butterflies and moths belong to the order Lepidoptera (from the Greek lepis meaning scale and pteronmeaning wing). Here are some other ways that help to identify butterflies and […]

Are Moths Dangerous to Humans?

Are Moths Dangerous to Humans?

Moths and butterflies are potentially dangerous to people in one context: eating them. While most butterflies and moths are likely non-toxic to hungry humans, a few species — like the familiar monarch butterfly (Family Nymphalidae) — feed on poisonous or unpalatable plants as larvae. Monarch […]

Interesting Facts About Moths

Interesting Facts About Moths

Night-blooming flowers usually depend on moths (or bats) for pollination, and artificial lighting can draw moths away from the flowers, affecting the plants ability to reproduce. A way to prevent this is to put a cloth or netting around the lamp. Another way is using […]