Butterflies are beautiful, flying insects with large scaly wings like all insects, they have six legs, three body parts, apair of antennae, and compound eyes. the three body parts are the head throax (the chest) and abdomen (the tail end). the four wings andthe six legs of the butterfly are connected to the throax. the throax contains the muscles that makes the legs and the wings move. butterflies are very good fliers. they have two pairs of large wings covered with colourful scales. butterflies and moths are the only insects that have scaly wings. the wings are connected to the butterfly's throax (mid section). butterfies can only fly if their body temperature is above 27 degrees centigrade. butterflies sun themselves to warm in cool weather. as butterflies get older,the colours of the wings fades and the wings become ragged. the speed varies among butterflies species (the poisonous varieties are slower than noun-poisonous varieties). the fastest butterflies can fly at about 50 kilometers per hour or faster slow flying butterflies about 8 kph.