Butterflies are flying insects. They are grouped in an order called Lepidoptera, a term that comes from the Greek words “lepis” (scale) and “pteron” (wing) because their wings are covered with colored scales.
Depending on their behavior, butterflies can be day or night, which also affects their color, response, and adaptation to the environment. On this page, their colors depend on your hands. Let’s get the coloring pictures below and color them.
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Butterflies get their food from the nectar of flowers. Butterflies and flowers have a mutualistic relationship, meaning that both organisms benefit. Butterflies obtain their food from the nectar of flowers.
On the other hand, the plants also benefit because when the flowers perch, the pollen remains attached to the butterflies’ body, which transfers it from one flower to another. This process is called zoocoria and is a common form of plant reproduction.
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To initiate reproduction, male and female butterflies go through a courtship process, which consists of beating their wings and also searching for each other through the sense of smell by detecting sexual pheromones.
After fertilization, the female lays eggs on a plant. The number of eggs varies between 25 and 10 thousand, depending on the species. The egg can take between 5 days to 5 months to hatch, depending on the species but also on the climate.
After the egg hatches, the larva forms its silk layer. After the embryonic stage and the hatching of the egg, the butterfly goes through three vital phases:
Butterflies migrate in search of better temperatures and can travel 2,500 km. More than 200 species of butterflies migrate during their short lives in pursuit of favorable climatic conditions.
The most famous case is that of the Monarch Butterfly, which in the United States migrates south and west to escape the winter.
The migration begins when temperatures begin to drop, approximately in October. They are a unique case since no other insect makes such an extensive migration: they travel a distance of 2,500 kilometers.