Butterfly In The Sonoran Desert Musuem
Donna Van Vlack
Photograph - Digital Photography
A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect. The butterfly's life cycle consists of four parts, egg, larva, pupa and adult. Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured Butterflies feed primarily on nectar from flowers. Some also derive nourishment from pollen, tree sap, rotting fruit, dung, decaying flesh, and dissolved minerals in wet sand or dirt. Butterflies are important as pollinators for some species of plants although in general they do not carry as much pollen load as bees. They are however capable of moving pollen over greater distances. Flower constancy has been observed for at least one species of butterfly.
April 10th, 2011
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