Butterflies are beautiful, flying insects with large scaly wings.like
all insects, they have six legs, three body parts, a pair of antennae,
and compound eyes. The three body parts are the head, thorax (the
chest), and abdomen (the tail end). The four wings and the six legs of
the butterfly are connected to the thorax. The thorax contains the
muscles that make the legs and wings move.
Butterflies ere 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 thorax (mid-section). Butterflies can only fly if their body
temperature is above 27 degrees Centigrade. Butterflies sun themselves
to warm up in cool weather. As butterflies get older, the colour of the
wings fades and the wings become ragged.
The speed varies among butterfly species (the poisonous varieties are
slower than noun – poisonous varieties). The fastest butterflies can fly
at about 50 kilometers per hour (kph) or faster. Slow flying
butterflies fly about 8 kph.