Butterflies and moths look similar. But they are very different. Butterflies and moths come in different colors and sizes. Compare the two insects. Can you spot the differences?
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A butterfly has brightly colored wings. Its body is narrow and smooth. A butterfly has two thin antennas. Most butterflies come out in the day.
Most moths have dull-colored wings. Their bodies are wide and fuzzy. A moth has two feathery antennas. Most moths come out at night.