Butterflies are one of the most beautiful creations of nature. Known as "flowers with wings", most other creatures are attracted to these colorful creatures. There are about 17,000 species of butterflies in the world. India is one of the 17 "mega diverse" world, is home to a spectacular number of butterflies, around 1,800 species. About 15-20 percent of these are endemic in India
Can be found anywhere in the world, in cities, towns, villages, fields, forests, deserts, swamps, and even in the snowy mountains! However, we see butterflies in abundance in most of these places, despite many flowering plants that are present. Only certain plants attract butterflies.
Butterflies are adults, the phase of flight of insects belonging to an order called Lepidoptera. The word "Lepidoptera" means "scaly wings" in Greek.
The butterflies feed on nectar from flowers, animal droppings and even sweat. A butterfly also the needs of salts in the soil, so they often sit in damp spots to take in salts from the soil.
Some love butterflies feed on rotting fruit and even a little alcohol. These beautiful insects in pollination and help play an important role in the food chain because they are food for lizards, birds and many other creatures.