Butterfly or Moth - What’s the Difference?

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1. Look At the Feelers: Are They Fine or Thick and Feathery?

Butterflies mostly have long, fine feelers with rounded parts at the ends. They look like little clubs. Most moths, however, have thick, feathery feelers that look like combs.

Butterfly

Ornithoptera Euphorion Ornithoptera Euphorion - Photo: Marcio Jose Bastos Silva/Shutterstock

Moth

Polyphemus Moth Polyphemus Moth - Photo: Cathy Keifer/Shutterstock

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