Five Fun Facts About Butterflies
It’s believed that butterflies were originally named ‘Flutterbys’ but the name got mixed up by a wealthy Englishman and ‘Butterfly’ eventually stuck
One story claims that the origin of ‘Butterfly’ stems from the folk lore that butterflies were actually witches who would take form to steal milk and butter from their unsuspecting neighbors.
A group of butterflies is called, A Kaleidescope
Butterflies can generally be deciphered from moths because moths are usually nocturnal, large in body size, and have furry antennae.
There are over 17, 500 different species of butterflies around the world, 750 types can be found in the United States