Interesting things about butterflies

 

 

What is a butterfly ?

Butterflycorner.net is a homepage about butterflies. But, what exactly is a butterfly?  Is there an explicit definition for butterflies, which you can use in the meadow or in the forest?
This article will be clear these questions. We want to understand the body-composition of the butterflies, where is their place in the tree of life and how we can identify a butterfly.
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The lifecycle of butterflies

The lifecycle of a butterfly is subdivided into four very different development stages. This development is also called "metamorphose". There are no similarities between the different development stages. Therefore it is realy a wonder, that a thorny caterpillar becomes a colourful butterfly.
In this article  I will explain the mostly hidden lifecycle of the butterflies.
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Butterfly or moth ?

How you can differentiate between butterflies and moths? Are there clear distinguishing features? Can you rely on your common sense? In this abstract we will find answers to all of these questions.
What do you think are good distinguishing features?
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Literature about butterflies

Here you find a listing of all specialized books concerning butterflies. These books helped me to extend my knowledge over butterflies.Unfortunately are specialized books generally expensively and partly difficult to get. Without exact knowledge of titles, author or publishing house a success is not guaranteed. I made the experience that the specialized books are either very simple or very specialized.If you look for a book that offers a broad overview of the butterfly families and related topics, then the selection becomes already very small.If you looks for a book that offers a broad overview of the butterfly families and related topics, then the selection becomes already very small.I hope to be helpful with this small book list all that one, which is on the search for knowledge over butterflies.
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