Characteristics Of Butterflies

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Think of butterflies made me thought of a quote, “when caterpillar thought it was the end, it turned to the beautiful butterflies.” This quote says that we can’t easily lose hope in our lives. Every ending of something there will be a new begins to make something better. Butterflies big family is Papilionoidea and its domain is eukarya. There are seven general characteristics in every species which are kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species. All butterflies are in the same order but there are separate families of butterflies. I choose butterflies from Papilionoidea family whereas the kingdom is animalia, the phylum is arthropoda in the class of insecta while the order is Lepidoptera and the suborder is rhopalocera.
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According to Norfolk Wildlife Trust webpage, it states “swallowtails differ from all other butterflies in a number of anatomical traits. Most notably, their caterpillars possess a unique organ behind their heads, called the osmeterium.” Means that, swallowtails is a special species because of it anatomical characteristic. From the National Park Service webpage, it claims “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has issued an emergency authorization for the collection and captive rearing of endangered Schaus swallowtail butterflies in an effort to save the species from extinction.” This news said that we need to do somthing to save the Schaus swallowtail from disappear from this planet because this species are at the edge of extinction. Moreover, based on the same webpage, “butterflies are important members of south Florida ecosystem. They 're also good indicators of the ecological quality of a habitat, as they are important components of the food chain, particularly as larvae.” This illustrates that the ecosystem of south Florida is need butterflies to make sure the balance in ecosystem. In this situation, the citizen should aware that this species in in endangered species and the citizen have to cooperate with the wildlife center if they have new data relates to the Schaus swallowtail. Therefore, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust said that “the swallow-like tails of the swallowtail butterfly play an important part in the butterfly’s survival by mimicking antennae.” This is a way for this species to confuse the predators from attack

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