In readiness for the big butterfly count (19th July-10 August see: http://www.bigbutterflycount.org), a bit of info on these beautiful and delicate creatures. Click the link above to go to the British Butterfly website.
Did you know the average life span for British butterflies is around 2 weeks?
You can tell the difference between butterflies and day flying moths by the position of their wings when they’re resting. Generally butterflies have their wings together pointing upwards, whereas moths have their wings flatter on their backs.
Butterfly antennae look quite straight, moths have fringed antennae.
Click on the link to see a video of Chris Packham pointing out these differences: http://alturl.com/tf233