Moth or Butterfly?

This photo, thanks to an avid reader of HAHblog, sparked an interesting conversation. What exactly is the difference between a butterfly and a moth?

In general, there are 5 ways to tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth.

1. Antennae - Butterfly antennae are long and thin with a little ball on the end. Moth antennae are feathered and look more like little brushes.

2. Color - Butterflies usually sport very bright colors while moths tend to have dark dull colors.

3. Wings - When resting, butterflies hold their wings straight up away from their body. Moths, when resting, hold their wings against their bodies.

4. Bodies - Speaking of bodies, butterflies have thin smooth bodies while moths are fatter and furry.

5. Activity - Butterflies are very active during the day, while moths are more active at night.

Keep your eyes peeled and your camera's ready! The wide variety of animals and insects that call Hide-A-Way Hills home offer many amazing photo opportunities.