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Monday, September 01, 2008

Interesting|Unusual Facts About Butterflies

interesting unusual facts butterfly picButterfly... What comes into your head everytime you hear the word butterfly? Most people probably might think of that colorful, glamorous art carved on the wings of a butterfly... but there is so much more than initially meets the eye!

One of the interesting facts that makes a butterfly so unique and interesting is the way they taste their food. Their taste buds are located on their feet! So meaning, they taste using their feet! How's that for a butterfly? Interesting? What about their mouth? Well unfortunately, butterflies don't have mouths that allows them to chew or bite. They, along with most moths have a long straw like structure called a proboscis which they use only to drink nectar and juices. When not in use, the proboscis remains coiled like a garden hose.

Just imagine if we are like a butterfly... We'd probably have a very colorful and attractive wings, but also spend our entire life tasting our sacks and shoes, and all the ground can offer us.