Butterfly Facts – 58 Interesting Facts About Butterflies

Facts about butterflies

Butterflies use their feet to taste.

Butterflies have openings in their abdomen called spiracles through which they breathe.

12 miles per hour is the top speed butterfly has ever reached.

Butterflies smell with their antennas.

The lifecycle of a butterfly is divided into 4 parts – egg, larva, pupa and adult.

Butterflies are exoskeleton, it means that they have skeleton outside their body.

The butterfly with the longest lifespan is Brimstone butterfly. It has a lifespan of 9 to 10 months.

There are 24,000 species of butterflies.

Butterflies have 4 wings.

The most wide spread butterfly in the world is Painted Lady butterfly, which is found on all continents except South America and Antarctica.