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butterflies taste with their feet!

Contributed by Jessica Duez

A butterflies life cycle

Contributed by Monica Ventura

A series of pictures showing a monarch butterfly emerging from its cocoon.

Contributed by Keri Potter

Butterflies are the most beautiful insect.

Contributed by Megan Amspacker

Butterflies cure themselves of diseases. Animals other than humans using medication? Pretty cool.

Contributed by Keri Potter

Butterflies together on a single tree. Beautiful color blue!!

Contributed by Carolin Cruz

butterflies are so beautiful!!!

Contributed by Iesha Liberato

cool fact: Butterflies and insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies, called the exoskeleton. This protects the insect and keeps water inside their bodies so they don’t dry out.

Contributed by Iesha Liberato

3 fun facts: 1.Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees. 2.Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches. 3.The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!

Contributed by Iesha Liberato