Are you interested in knowing some facts about butterfly wings? The butterfly wing is so beautiful but we hardly know anything more about their wings, there are many facts on butterfly wings which you need to know. Let’s see 10 FACTS ABOUT BUTTERFLY WINGS.


The powdery coating on Butterfly’s wing is actually tiny scales

A butterfly’s wings are covered by thousands of tiny scales, and these scales reflect light in different colors.


Glasswing butterfly is the only butterfly which has transparent wings that you see through them.

This adaptation helps them to camouflage with the surrounding. They are found in the Central and northern regions of South America.

They do migrate for a long distance and they show lekking behavior during mating season.  They can migrate 12 miles per day which is can be at a speed of 8 miles per hour. This migration is to maintain the population difference and changes according to elevation.


The wings of butterflies move in a figure 8 motion.

Butterflies have strong wing muscles which force their wings up and down on a fulcrum basis. They actually go in a slanted figure 8 motion that propels them forward through the air in the same principle as an airplane.


A butterfly can lift 40 times of its weight because of its strong wings.

Do not get full by the look of a delicate butterfly wing. The wing is stronger enough to pick 40 times of the body weight.


Butterflies can not fly if the temperature falls below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

They need to make their wing arm warm before flying. If it is less than 55-degree Fahrenheit they crawl for an hour before taking a flight.



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Ankurman Handique

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