Monday, September 1, 2014

Fact of the Day: Butterfly Parenting

Butterflies can actually taste with their feet. The reason for doing so is that they can tell which leaves will be edible for their baby caterpillars once their eggs have hatched. 

23 comments:

Ann said...

I love bUTTERflies they are so lovely and delicate.
Nice to know these facts about them.

Bob Bushell said...

Good feet.

DWei said...

Delicious.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Interesting.. Fine!!!..

Margaret D said...

Well I didn't know that...beautiful butterflies.

DEZMOND said...

now that is so very interesting

Pilar Domínguez said...

Wow!! This is one of the most interesting things I have ever read. I will tell my pupils. Kisses:)

Pat Hatt said...

Good thing they fly and not walk, tasting ground all the time would suck

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that!
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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

They are beautiful little critters!

jaybird said...

Cool! My daughter found a caterpillar last night and put it in a jar. Today, we found only a cocoon...can't wait to see what hatches.

Unknown said...

very very nice my dear!!I love it!

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A Beer for the Shower said...

I'm glad we don't have that - every time I go running and my socks get all sweaty I'd probably throw up.

DeniseinVA said...

I actually knew that fact about the feet, but what I did not know was about the leaves and the eggs. Thanks for filling in those dots for me Adam, and have a great week.

the chilicool said...

Oh really? I didn't know this!

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Breathtaking said...

Interesting fact Adam, didn't know this!

stephen Hayes said...

Fascinating!

LV said...

Thanks for such great information. I love pretty butterflies, but never knew that about them.I do not have many here.

Cloudia said...

wow! you did it again!

Christine said...

neat fact!

Gloria Baker said...

You always know amazing things Adam!
And I love butterflies!

The Happy Whisk said...

I knew this one. Woohoo!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I knew that they could taste with their feet. I didn't know it was beneficial for their babies though!