Butterfly, Skipper and Moth

BUTTERFLY, SKIPPER and MOTH are INSECTS in the order Lepidoptera, which are characterized by having scaled ("lepido") wings ("ptera"). Butterflies and skippers have 2 antennae, each of which is a straight shaft that expands near the tip. In contrast, moths have antennae that are hair-like, formed of bead-like segments, feathery, or otherwise unlike those of butterflies and skippers. The few moths in BC that have antennae similar to those of butterflies and skippers (family Sphingidae) also have...

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