Can you pick out the butterfly design in our featured image? In 1931, Anna Hyatt Huntington designed the garden in the shape of a butterfly.
- Butterflies are insects.
- Butterflies flap their wings about 5 times every second.
- Butterflies taste their food with their front feet.
- Butterflies have many different sizes and colors. The smallest butterfly is only about 1/8 of an inch, whereas the largest butterfly is nearly 12 inches.
- Butterflies are born as a crawling 'caterpillar'.
- There are four lifecycle phases to a butterfly: egg, larva (known as a caterpillar), pupa (known as a chrysalis), and adult (known as a butterfly).
- Butterflies are able to see the colors green, red, and yellow. This is useful for them when finding flowers.
- A majority of butterflies eat the nectar inside of flowers.
- Butterflies, like many insects have their skeletons on the outside of their body. This is called 'exoskeleton' and protects their inner bodies so the moisture doesn't dry out.
- When you look at a butterfly you might think it only has two wings, but it actually has four wings.
- The wing of a butterfly is very colorful. The wings are actually made up of very tiny scales.
- The highest speed of a butterfly is 12 miles per hour.
- Temperature is important to a butterfly, as they do not have the ability to fly if their body temperature reduces below 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The South Carolina State Butterfly is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
Make a Butterfly Collage
- Cut out butterfly shape.
- Glue small pieces of colorful paper on your butterfly.