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butterflies BUTTERFLIES: Butterflies are flying insects, which comprise the order Lepidoptera with. There are about 15,000 to 20,000 kinds of butterflies. Butterflies are holometobore insects. The largest butterfly ever found is the Queen Alexandra’s butterfly. Scientific and non-scientific vocabulary words which must be learned before reading this section in alphabetical order: Abdomen: (noun) 1. The part of the body in mammals, that lies between the thorax and the pelvis. 2. In arthropods the major part of the body behind the thorax. Appendage: (noun) (1. Something attached to a larger entity.) 2. A subordinate or derivative bodily part Conceal: (verb) to keep from observation, discovery, or understanding. Exceedingly: (adj.) Extreme. Minuscule: (adj.) Minute. Omatidea: Proboscis: (noun: plural). A long, flexible snout. Pollinator =* Pollinate: (verb) to fertilize by transferring pollen from an anther to a stigma of. Pheromone: Simultaneously: (adj.) Happening, existing, or done at the same time. Spherical: (noun) 1. A three-dimensional surface all the points of which are equidistant from a fixed point. (2. Ball.) Spiracle: Stimulate: (verb) stir Thorax: Valve: (noun) 1. A membranous bodily structure that retards or prevents the return flow of a fluid (2A. A mechanical device that regulates gas or liquid flow by blocking and uncovering openings. 2B. The movable control element of such a device. 2C. A device in a brass wing instrument that permits change in pitch through rapid variation of the air column in a value. (noun) 1. A fair equivalent or return for something. 2. Monetary or material worth.) MODULE 1:Butterfly Physiology Butterflies are insects, which belong to order Lepidoptera. Their body divides into three segments: abdomen, head and thorax. Usually adult butterflies contain antennae, compound eyes, six pair of legs and a hard exoskeleton with their head, thorax and abdomen. Also micro sensory hairs cover butterflies’ outer bodies and scales cover the wings, which is rarely seen. Now let’s get back to our body segments. The most important parts of the head are: 1.antennae 2.eyes 3.proboscis Antennae: The antennae are used for two important jobs: $ It’s used for balance in flight. Because butterflies have fragile (breakable) wings, they can easily be worn out in daily use and when they are attacked by other species, which attack their wings rather than their body. When this happens, a butterfly can keep flying because of their antennae fix its balance. $ They are also helpful for the sense of smell. Female butterflies release kind of scents (pheromones) into the air which male butterflies can detect even from 2 kilometers away. These scents help the butterflies to find and mate each other. Eyes: Eyes are very big and spherical organs in butterflies. Butterflies have compound eyes “containing thousands of hexagonal shaped omatidea.”* Each omatidea (or minuscule sensor) is located at a small different angle from the others. They are directed in ev

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