Butterflies Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
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Butterflies Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia
A butterfly is a usually day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera. They are grouped together in the suborder Rhopalocera. Butterflies are closely related to moths, from which they evolved.
The life of butterflies is closely connected to flowering plants, which their larvae (caterpillars) feed on, and their adults feed and lay their eggs on. They have a long-lasting history of co-evolution with flowering plants. Many of the details of plant anatomy are related to their pollinators, and vice versa. The other notable features of butterflies are their extraordinary range of colours and patterns, and their wings. These are discussed below.
Angiosperms (flowering plants) evolved in the Lower Cretaceous, but did not become common until the Upper Cretaceous. Butterflies were the last major group of insects to appear on the planet.
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* It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation. - Dr. Rob Gilbert
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- Boost for endangered butterflies
The warm weather of 2014 boosted the number of some butterflies, including one of the UK's rarest species, the High Brown Fritillary, a survey has found. Read more on this news related to 'Butterflies'
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- Monsanto donates $4M to effort to save monarch butterflies
Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies' habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem ... Read more on this news related to 'Butterflies'