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Butterflies - Evolution, Development And Life Cycle, The Egg, The Caterpillar, The Chrysalis, The Adult (or Imago)

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Butterflies are insects in the order Lepidoptera, which also includes the moths. Butterflies at rest fold their wings vertically over their head, whereas moths hold their wings horizontally. Most butterflies are active during daylight, while moths are mostly nocturnal. Butterflies undergo complete metamorphosis, that is, their egg hatches to a larva (or caterpillar), which pupates in a chrysalis, from which emerges the adult butterfly (or imago).


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