Butterflies and Moths

Is a butterfly an insect?

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2015-10-23 14:42:32

Yes, they are (by definition) considered insects. They are in

the insect order Lepidoptera and are classified with insects

because they have a head, thorax, and abdomen. They also have three

pairs of walking legs, antennae and a pair of wings-which are the

characteristics of most insects.

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