Butterfly with no mouth? Lifespan of 3 hours?? can anyone help?

Neil Jones Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk
Mon Nov 16 17:25:01 EST 1998

In article <7vS32.171$95.770176 at WReNphoon2>
           machelle at netvision.net.il "Machelle Leah Wilchesky" writes:

> Hi- I was wondering if someone out there could help me out... I seem to
> recall learning about a butterfly that was born
>      with no mouth and only lived for a few hours... Can anyone tell me what
> spiecies it is, and/or where to find this type of
>      information?
>      Thanks in advance...
>      Machelle

I find that I am frequently told by people that they thought that butterflies
only live for a day. Perhaps they are being confused with mayflies which
certainly have a more ephemeral existance. It could be this that leads
to what Machelle recalls.

Neil Jones- Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk http://www.nwjones.demon.co.uk/
"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn Bog
National Nature Reserve

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