How long do butterflies live?

For most species, 2 weeks to 2 months.  Longest is 9 to 12 months for the migrating monarch.

What is the largest/smallest butterflies?

Largest is the Atlas moth at 12 inches.  Smallest is the                                       leaf miner moth at 0.12 inch.

Can they see color?

They can see red, green, and yellow.  They also see color in the ultraviolet range.

Are they fast?

Skipper butterflies fly so fast they could outpace a horse.

What do they eat?

They eat mainly liquids like nectar, sap, juices from fruits.

How many types are there?

There are about 165,000 known species, found on every continent except Antarctica.

What's the difference in butterflies and moths?

Butterflies generally fly during the day and have long, smooth antennae while most moths fly at night and have thick, feathery antennae. Resting butterflies bring their wings together. Moths rest with their wings spread out flat.

Why you shouldn't ever touch.

Wings are very delicate, and can easily rip from the slightest touch. Please look with just your eyes, not your