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Butterfly or Moth - What’s the Difference?

4. Wings

Watch the wings: Are they together or apart? Butterflies hold their wings high when they “put their feet up”. Moths keep them apart when they relax.


Blue Morpho Blue Morpho - Photo: Eric Gevaert/Shutterstock


Clay Triple-Lines Clay Triple-Lines - Photo: suradech sribuanoy/Shutterstock


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