Are there more moths than butterflies?


It is estimated that there are 10 times more species of moths than there are butterflies. Moths usually fly at night and those animals that eat moths are night-time predators. Butterflies feed through a proboscis, this is a long, straw-like mouth part, perfect for sucking up liquid. When the proboscis is not in use it is coiled under the insect's head.

Task 1: Draw a picture of a butterfly or moth.
Task 2: Make a large butterfly using recycled materials. Hang your butterfly from a ceiling.













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