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BUTTERFLY, MOTH, OR SKIPPER?

 
 
 
saw this little fella outside my apt. since kumira in the beg so hand is very itchy to snap it. guess its their season or time kot coz they are everywhere. reason me saying it was when i am at the gym tetiba he (how do i know its a he ekkk? ) berdentum hit the glass panel. hehehhe harus fenin lookin at us jumpin up & down during body step class. then it crossed my mind wow this fella followed me until gym! missing me ehhh! crazy me!

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Is it a butterfly, a moth, or a skipper?

Moth antennae are usually feathery looking; the male's antennae are wider that a female's of the same species; that's because in the moths, the females produce mating scents (pheromones) and the males use their antennae to smell it and find the females. In most butterflies, the males produce the pheromone scent and the females fly around to find the males. (It's easy to sex Monarch butterflies; the scent glands of the male are on the rear wings and make a noticeable black dot.)

Some other differences: Butterflies are scaly, but less scaly than moths; Butterflies are usually active during the day, moths are usually active at night (hence usually moths are attracted to lights at night - while butterflies are napping.) Butterflies usually fold their wings up over their backs; moths usually hold their wings out to the sides. Skippers also hold them over the back, but the wings are held at slightly different angles so you can easily see both sets.

CLASSIFICATION

Butterflies and moth belong to the order Lepidoptera. Lepidos is Greek for "scales" and ptera means "wing". These scaled wings are different from the wings of any other insects. Lepidoptera is a very large group; there are more types of butterflies and moths than there are of any other type of insects except beetles. It is estimated that there are about 150,000 different species of butterflies and moths (there may be many more). There are about 28,000 butterfly species worldwide, the rest are moths.



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