Butterfly: 10 Fun Butterfly Facts for Kids

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Butterfly: Looking for some Fun Facts about butterflies? Here are the Top 10 Fun Facts about Butterflies.

Butterfly: 10 Fun Butterfly Facts for Kids:

Butterflies are an insect that lives anywhere from 2 days to as long as 11 months. They go through a four-step process called metamorphosis – from an egg to caterpillar, to chrysalis to a butterfly.

As beautiful and amazing they are – we have listed Top 10 most fun and interesting facts about butterflies for kids.

10. Butterflies Vary Greatly in Size

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Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.

9. Vision of Butterflies

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Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.

8. Speed of Butterfly

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The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!

7. Butterflies are Travellers

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Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of about 2,000 miles, and return to the north again in the spring.

6. But, Butterflies Never Go To Antartica

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Antarctica is the only continent on which no Butterflies have been found. The main reason is the great amount of distance from the mainland in South America, Southern Africa and Australia to Antartica.

5. Big Big Family

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There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.

4. Butterflies are Insightful

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Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars’ food or not.

3. Butterflies Loves Tropical Rainforest

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Most butterflies are found in tropical rain-forests, but they can live in all climates and altitudes of the world. The butterfly does migrate to avoid cold weather.

2. Metamorphosis: Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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Butterflies change four times during their lives in a process which is called metamorphosis. They are born as an egg (stage 1). Next, they turn into a caterpillar or larvae (stage 2). This caterpillar will eat constantly – it loves leaves and flowers – and will grow and grow through this stage of its life.

1. Beautiful Color of Butterflies

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Butterflies are colorful for many reasons. The colors help them attract a mate and absorb heat and the color also help them blend in among the flowers when they are feeding.

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