Butterflies a plenty on the trail. Great shot from Lora!
Differences between a moth and a butterfly, although many exceptions exist:
- A butterfly flies by day, and a moth by night.
- A butterfly always has a feeding mechanism, whereas a moth often does not. These moths simply do not eat as adults as they have done all their eating as larvae. (huh? No more eating after larvae?)
- A butterfly rests with its wings closed and a moth lands with them open.
- A butterfly forms a chrysalis that hangs, and is always produced by a single butterfly and without silk. A moth forms a cocoon, usually on the ground and surrounded by silk.