Thursday, April 22, 2010

Butterfly Facts

Hello furiends! Well today we will be sharing some interesting facts today about butterflies!

-Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.

-Many butterflies can taste with their feet.

-Butterflies can attain a flight speed of up to 50 kph.

-There are about 28,000 known Butterfly species throughout the world.

-Butterflies and insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies, called the exoskeleton. This protects the insect and keeps water inside their bodies so they don’t dry out.

-Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.

-Pollen gets attached to the legs of the Butterfly and is carried from plant to plant, assisting in fertilization and the propagation of new seeds and plants.

Wow...Who knew that! Well the two butterflies featured in todays post were captured by our mom while they were sitting on our lilac bush. We think they are both swallow tails but not 100% sure.

We got some surprising news from a fellow blogger. We did not know that some birds eat butterflies. So we went stright out and moved it to a branch on the lilac bush. We have seen the butterflies going to the lilac bush but not yet to the feeder. We think maybe its the old nectur we had we will be getting some new soon. Even after butterfly week we will post any new pictures of the butterflies in our yard.

We hope that you enjoyed Butterfly week.

Ok...Now like 3 weeks ago we promised you a boneafide product review of heart worm preventatives. Well it kept getting bumped....but it is scheduled for tomorrow. We hope that it maybe able to help some puppy somewhere.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo


  1. Nice butterfly pikhs!

    Mom snagged a pikh of one a few weeks ago - they are khwite the challenge to flashie beast!


  2. Woooos! Pretty Butterflies, I love to watch them flutter around the yard, but we have not had to many yet this year, maybe soon.

    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  3. I love all the butterfly pictures and the interesting facts. We get less and less butterflies here for some reason.. Dad got some nice pictures in thailand of butterflies they were easier there to photograph.. HUgs GJ xx

  4. Here is a butterfly fact for you. Moths rest with their wings out FLAT... Butterflies rest with their wings UP and together.

  5. That was very interesting & we liked the pick of the butterlies.. We didn't know they could fly so fast. Mom likes Lilacs - they smell so good.
    Ernie, Sasha, Chica

  6. Very interesting - how cool tht they can taste with their feet! Those are two beauties you captured in your post.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  7. that's some interesting information about butterfies. we like to chase butterflies, but we can never catch them. our mom planted 2 butterfly bushes in our back yard so that we would have butterflies to play with. they're fun!


  8. Holy Moly! We didn't know ALL of that stuff. Just like one or two things. Thanx for sharing.

  9. Great facts about butterflies! THANK YOU! I love to learn stuff about EVERYTHING!

  10. OMD! Lots of good info about butterflies!
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. We learn lots of good stuff over here!! We prefer butterflies to bees!! XOXO from Chloe and LadyBug

  12. I never saw a bird eat a butterfly, but it does seem like something they would enjoy.

    Can't wait for your product review. I take the nommy heartworm every month.


  13. Wow that was interesting stuff about butterflies! WE are glad we don't taste things with our feet - we would never use our litter if that was the case!!

  14. Lots of interesting information and the photographs are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.


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