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What Do Butterflies Taste With?

Butterflies taste primarily with their feet, which are covered in tiny sensory organelles. Many can also taste with their proboscis — an elongated part of the mouth — but the feet are the primary means of taste. Being able to taste with their feet allows butterflies to taste a flower as soon as they land on it.

More facts about butterflies:

  • Butterflies have very long tongues. Many butterflies have tongues that are as long as their bodies, and one type of moth has a tongue that is three times the length of its body.

  • Female butterflies are often larger than male butterflies.

  • There are about 115,000 known species of butterflies and moths.

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More Info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly

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