Butterfly on wildflower Fun Facts About Butterflies

Fun Facts About Butterflies

Here are some really fun facts about butterflies:

  1. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  2. Nearly all butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
  3. There are about 17,500 butterfly species in the world, 750 in the United States.
  4. Butterflies cannot fly when their body temp is below 86 degrees.
  5. A butterflies wings are transparent.
  6. Crazy but, butterflies are near-sighted they only see 10-12 feet.
  7. Butterflies have a liquid only diet.

Want even more fun facts? Here you go…

  1. They are fact for their size, nutterflies can fly 12 miles per hour
  2. Butterflies live on a few short weeks.
  3. Their wings need to dry, because butterflies can’t fly immediately after they hatch.
  4. Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.

There are so many fun facts about butterflies. Here is a whole garden about butterflies, here are flowers that attract butterflies and here is our Pinterest Page on Butterflies.