A general name for the numerous species of diurnal Lepidoptera.
an adult, typically day active member of the insect group Lepidoptera. Butterflies are often brightly colored and have antennae with knobs on the ends.
Butterflies are flying insects with two pairs of wings, a proboscis, and clubbed antennae. They belong to the Order Lepidoptera and the Family Rhopalocera. The word butterfly can be traced back over 1000 years; it derives from the Middle English word boterflya and the Old English word buttorfleoge. No one knows the origin of the word butterfly or what it originally meant.
Butterflies are flying insects with two pairs of wings, a proboscis, and clubbed antennae. They belong to the Order Lepidoptera and the Family Rhopalocera. Many butterflies live in rainforests. They usually live in the understory near the forest floor. As larvae (caterpillars) they eat leaves, as adults they sip flower nectar or the liquid from rotting fruit.
A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera, from either of the superfamilies Hesperioidea (the skippers) or Papilionoidea (all other butterflies). Some authors have also suggested the inclusion of the superfamily Hedyloidea, the American butterfly moths.Scoble, M.J. (1986) The structure and affinities of the Hedyloidea: a new concept of the butterflies. Bull.