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Introduction to Butterflies. Honors Biology 1 st Quarter Mini Project. What is a butterfly?. Organisms of the Class Insecta Together with moths form the Order Lepidoptera from the Greek Lepis, scale, and pteron, wing 2 superfamilies: true butterflies, Papillonidae and skippers, Hesperidae.

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introduction to butterflies

Introduction to Butterflies

Honors Biology 1st Quarter Mini Project

what is a butterfly
What is a butterfly?
  • Organisms of the Class Insecta
  • Together with moths form the Order Lepidoptera from the Greek Lepis, scale, and pteron, wing
  • 2 superfamilies: true butterflies, Papillonidae and skippers, Hesperidae
papillonidae
Papillonidae
  • 6 families
    • Swallowtails- large with projection-like tails from hind wing, < 30 species in North America
    • Whites and sulphurs- 55 species in North America, small or medium size, white or yellow
    • Gossamer wings- 100 species in NA, small butterflies, such as blues, hairstreaks and coppers
papillonidae continued
Papillonidae continued
  • Metalmarks-24 species in NA, shiny metallic markings
  • Brushfoots-150 species in NA, diverse group includes fritillaries, crescents, satyrs and milkweed butterflies
  • Snouts- 2 species in NA, have long snouts
skippers
Skippers
  • 250 species in NA
  • Small to medium size with triangular wings and fuzzy thick bodies
butterfly behavior
Butterfly Behavior
  • Basking
  • Puddling
  • Feeding
    • Specialists-only 1 or 2 food sources
    • Generalists- many food sources
habitat preference
Habitat Preference
  • Field or meadow
    • Tend to hover around flowers and are brightly colored
  • Forest
    • Tend to prefer poop and are brownish
butterfly predators
Butterfly Predators
  • Mostly birds
  • Some small mammals
  • Protected by adaptations:
    • Color, bright or brown
    • Flight pattern
    • Flight speed
    • Eyespots and other markings on wings
good luck
Good Luck
  • I hope you have fun with this