Butterflies BIODIVERSITY

The animal I have been assigned to is a butterfly

A butterfly is a invertebrate that means that it doesn't have a back bone or a spinal cord. Butterflies belong to the insect familys and there is over 18,000 species of butterflies, butterflies are cold blooded meaning that it cannot regulate the temperature of their own body.

What does a butterfly look like?

An adult butterfly has four wings covered in tiny scales and there wings are super colourful, they also have six legs, two antennas a head and big eyes which are made up of 6,000 lenses but they only see yellow, red and green.

Butterfly eggs

The butterfly reproduce, sexually they release pheromones at close range and if the female accepts the male they attach abdomen then releases sperm packets into her stomach until she lays them.

How does a butterfly eat?

Butterflies do not eat at all instead of eating they get there nourishment from the nectar in a flower they usually like the ones that have a lot nectar

Where do butterflies live

Butterflies live in a lot of different habitats, like mangroves, salt marshes, lowland forest and sand dines also rocky areas. You will usually find them in warm places

They adapt to their environment by alternating their diet also adapt by switching climates and changing habitats

What are the predators of a butterfly

Predators of the butterfly include:wasps, ants, parasitic flies, birds, snakes, toads, rats and many more

Did you know that butterflies drink blood from other animals open wounds and they tast with there feet

Credits:

Created with images by charlieishere@btinternet.com - "In The Butterfly House" • Chris Potako - "Butterfly Sides" • PollyDot - "peacock butterfly butterfly inachis io" • Garoch - "butterfly blue insect" • edgarpierce - "Butterfly"

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