Butterflies and Moths

Why is butterfly an animal?

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11/05/2010

A butterfly is an insect not an animal

Butterflies are classified in Insecta (insects). This is a class of Anthropoda, which is a phylum of Animalia. Basically: butterflies are animals because butterflies are a type of insect and insects are a type of animal.

they eat and drink, don't they? and are mobile, so they are animals.