Butterfly Facts – 58 Interesting Facts About Butterflies

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Butterfly Interesting Facts

Male butterflies drink from mud puddles to extract minerals that are not available in flowers. This behavior is known as puddling.

‘Puddle clubs’ are group of butterflies that gather at wet soil to extract salt and minerals from it.

Butterflies are colorful for many reasons, such as to attract mate, to absorb heat and camouflage.

Butterflies can fly up to 50 miles in a day.

Only 1 in every 100 eggs survives and hatches, the rest are killed by diseases or eaten by an insect.

Some butterflies hibernate during winter.

The Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing is the largest butterfly in the world, it has a wingspan of about 11 inches.

Butterflies have 3 pairs of legs.