Butterfly Stock Show Fun

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Where else can you look at dead butterflies camouflaging and mating , The National Western Stock Show of course.

Where else can you look at dead butterflies camouflaging and mating , The National Western Stock Show of course. The butterflies usually only live for two weeks so the butterflies there were never harmed or killed they were farm raised.Butterflies are the adult flying stage of certain insects belonging to an order or group called Lepidoptera. The word "Lepidoptera" means "scaly wings" in Greek. This name perfectly suits the insects in this group because their wings are covered with thousands of tiny scales overlapping in rows. The scales, which are arranged in colorful designs unique to each species, are what gives the butterfly its beauty. One way males find there mates are by sight by looking at the correct color and pattern like the Agrias Claudina butterfly. The coloration and pattern of butterflies wings may enable it to blend in into its surrounding. At the Stock Show there were many butterflies that were dead unfortunately which showed camouflage on one side and beautiful colors o the other and their mating colors.