Order Lepidoptera


Difference Between a Butterfly and a Moth

One of the most asks questions would have to be, what is the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Because they belong to the same order, the Lepidotera, it is often confusing telling the difference, but here are a few easy ways. The butterfly usually rests its wings closed while the moth rests its wings open. The antenna of the butterfly is long and thin while the moth's is usually short and feathery. Butterflies love the daytime while the moth usually flies around at night. Finally the butterfly makes a shiny chrysalis while the moth make a silky cocoon.