Did you know? A large butterfly’s wingspan can be almost two inches

Butterflies are insects who experience wide distribution all over the world (except for Antarctica). There are 150,000 species of butterflies, moths, and skippers, which all belong to the order of Lepidoptera. However, there are also 18,500 species who belong to the family of Papilionoidea, out of which 775 are nearctic (North America north of tropical Mexico), 7,700 are palearctic (Eurasia north of the Himalayas and North Africa), 3,650 are afrotropical (Africa south of the Saharan desert), and 4,800 are distributed in the regions of Australian, Oceania, and southeast Asia…Continue reading

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