Butterfly with no mouth? Lifespan of 3 hours?? can anyone help?
semjase at aol.com
Tue Nov 17 10:22:26 EST 1998
>I wonder whether Michelle might be thinking of a moth ... aren't there
>silkmoths that only live a short time, and never feed (as adults)?
>As children, of course, they are voracious.
>Big showy moths count as butterflies, you'll recall, in the folk memory.
>(and brown little boring butterflies count as moths. Except in the
>British Isles. Verbum sap.)
>> >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
>> >spiecies it is, and/or where to find this type of
>> > information?
>> > Thanks in advance...
>> > Machelle
>> I know of no such species, it is a fabrication most likely.
There are these occasional folk tales, 3 hours, no way, there is really little
point in trying to justify the spreading of false information. Yes there are
many short lived and long lived species of lepidoptera but this 3 hour
generalization is purely incorrect and I remain in pointing that out.
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