A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...
What happens in your body when you get nervous? Why do you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach?
Learn about the surprising relationship between caterpillars and ants.
Hundreds of species of butterflies are threatened or endangered worldwide as a result of destruction or alteration of their habitats.
How do male butterflies get their mate? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Scientists aren’t exactly sure how butterflies evolved this way, but evidence suggest that these ears might be evidence that bats created butterflies by driving moths into the daylight. The idea is that with the evolution of bat echolocation, moths had to find some way of avoiding the predator’s jaws.
The natural fragrance of flowers counts among the simpler pleasures in life.The delicate aroma of a rose in bloom is something that does not require explanation; we enjoy it simply and intuitively.
Millions of monarch butterflies fly southwest from eastern Canada and the United States down to Mexico each autumn; then millions more fly back to the northeast in the spring.The one-way trip is as long as 2500 miles for some of these creatures.
Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.