Before you learn how to draw a Butterfly, did you know?
Butterflies are characterized by their four beautiful wings. These wings have scales which give butterfly wings their colours: they are pigmented with melanins that give them blacks and browns, as well as uric acid derivatives and flavones that give them yellows. Many of the blues, greens, reds and iridescent colours are created by structural coloration produced by the micro-structures of the scales and hairs.
As in all insects, the body is divided into three sections: the head, thorax, and abdomen. The thorax is composed of three segments, each with a pair of legs. In most families of butterfly the antennae are clubbed, unlike those of moths which may be threadlike or feathery. The long proboscis can be coiled when not in use for sipping nectar from flowers.
Nearly all butterflies are diurnal, have relatively bright colours, and hold their wings vertically above their bodies when at rest, unlike the majority of moths which fly by night, are often well camouflaged, and either hold their wings flat or fold them closely over their bodies. Some day-flying moths, such as the hummingbird hawk-moth, are exceptions to these rules.
Caterpillars (butterfly larvae) have a hard head with strong mandibles used for cutting their food, most often leaves. They have cylindrical bodies, with ten segments to the abdomen, generally with short legs. Many are well-camouflaged; others are aposematic with bright colours and bristly projections containing toxic chemicals obtained from their food plants. [wikipedia]
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