Today when we were watering the sunflowers we spotted a butterfly on the facia on the school. We could only see the fuzzy body when we put the photo on the whiteboard. We still think that it is a butterfly because...
- It was out during the day, moths are generally noctournal
- Its wings were sitting vertically whereas moths spread their wings flat when they land
- It was quite colourful, moths are usually more dull in colour
- The antennae have rounded clubs on the ends whereas a moth usually has thick or even feathery antennae
We also got to talking about where the name butterfly came from - do they like butter? We found out that the old English (or Dutch) was butterfleoge. The insect was thought to steal butter from uncovered milk.