Moth vs Butterfly: Basic Physical Differences & 8 Fascinating Facts

Moth and butterfly on white background

Belonging to the same scientific order of Lepidoptera, moths and butterflies are closely related species (or call them cousins). There is so much similar between the two species that sometimes, it becomes impossible to differentiate between the two. They share the same scaly (dusty) and colored wings, both are plant eaters or sip nectar from flowers (pollination) and rotting fruits, they pass the same stages of growth etc. But still there are some basic anatomical and behavioral differences between the two that help in determining their species. Read on to know what makes them dissimilar in spite of being so similar in shape and structure.

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