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November 2011

Butterflies

  • There are almost 700 species of butterflies in North America.
  • Butterflies are insects that belong to the large animal phylum Arthropoda, which includes all the jointed-leg invertebrates. They have 6 jointed legs, 3 body segments and 2 antennae.
  • Butterflies are significant plant pollinators as well as indicators of ecological quality in our environment.