Butterflies are easily recognised from other types of insects by their four large wings that are studded with coloured dust that rubs off easily. Mouth parts are built like a proboscis, which when not in use is rolled up like a spring under the head. Butterflies have complete metamorphosis and development from egg to adult […]
Butterflies do not bite – simply because they do not have biting or stinging mouth parts. The butterflies’ larvae have biting mouth parts, however, they are customized to only eat certain kinds of food – and human skin is not on the menu as long as it is on living people.
Butterflies (Lepidoptera) and beetles (Coleoptera) are the animal orders which are richest in species. 140,000 different kinds of butterflies and 350,000 kinds of beetles are known, and a huge number of new species from the tropical rain forests are waiting to be discovered and described. Despite there being so man are no known blood-sucking butterflies […]