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The Ultimate Butterflies and Moths Quiz
by Staff
What's the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Is it just a matter of looks? Take our quiz and learn more about butterflies, moths and the differences between them.

How many pairs of wings do butterflies and moths have?

  • two
  • three
  • four

How many more moths are there than butterflies?

  • three times as many
  • five times as many
  • ten times as many

When are butterflies most active?

  • during the day
  • at dusk
  • in the middle of the night

Which has the more slender body?

  • moths
  • butterflies
  • caterpillars

What order do moths and butterflies belong to?

  • Hemieptera
  • Coleoptera
  • Lepidoptera

How wide are the blue morhpo butterfly's wings?

  • 2 inches (5 centimeters)
  • 3 inches (8 centimeters)
  • 5 inches (13 centimeters)

What number do the scales on the eighty-eight butterfly form?

  • 33
  • 88
  • 188

What color are the esmerelda butterfly's wings?

  • transparent
  • emerald green
  • ruby red

What color are African cymotho butterflies?

  • red
  • green
  • blue

How many inches wide is the world's largest butterfly's wings?

  • 5 inches (13 centimeters)
  • 8 inches (20 centimeters)
  • 10 inches (25 centimeters)

In which country does the Cairn's birdwing live?

  • Africa
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

What is Europe's most unusual butterfly?

  • the peacock
  • the hammer
  • the wood nymph

Where else is the Japanese emperor butterfly found?

  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Australia

At which stage of development are butterflies and moths pests?

  • adulthood
  • pupa
  • larva

Which type of moth has been domesticated?

  • silkworm moth
  • honeybee
  • hummingbird moth

Which plant should be used to attract swallowtail butterflies?

  • sunflowers
  • parsley plants
  • mint plants

How many species of butterflies are in danger of extinction?

  • 20
  • 30
  • 40

Which of the butterfly and moth's five senses is most sensitive?

  • smell
  • hearing
  • sight

What shape are a moth and butterfly's eye lenses?

  • pentagons
  • hexagons
  • octagons

What do moths and butterflies use their legs for?

  • crawling
  • takeoff
  • jumping