A butterfly’s antennae have a round knob on the end, but a moth’s antennae do not.




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FICTION


Lanie's Real Adventures by Jane Kurtz
Ten-year-old Lanie's wildflower garden is thriving and attracting butterflies to her Cambridge, Massachusetts, backyard, but a neighbor not only objects to her growing "weeds", she also uses harmful chemicals on her own plants.

Prilla and the Butterfly Lie by Kitty Richards
After lying to spare a friend's feelings, Prilla, a mainland-visiting, clapping-talent fairy, finds herself spending a day as a butterfly herder, while strange things keep happening to her.

Megan and the Borealis Butterfly by Nina Alexander
Transported by the magic mirror to the Amazon rain forest, ten-year-old Megan meets a girl whose scientist parents are searching for specimens of an endangered species of butterfly.

NON-FICTION


Nic Bishop Butterflies and Moths by Nic Bishop
Describes the characteristics and behavior of butterflies and moths, includes amazing up-close photographs.

Butterflies by Melissa Stewart
Photographs and text explore the world of butterflies.

Butterflies of North America by Susan McKeever
Learn to identify different types of butterflies and learn about the stages in a butterfly's life.



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MOVIES


Butterfly & moth [DVD]
Take a flight of fancy with nature's most beguiling creatures. See their miraculous transformation from lowly caterpillar to airborne adult, and learn why these delicate insects have long inspired and entranced us.

The Incredible Journey of The Butterflies [DVD]
Every year monarch butterflies migrate across North America to a remote area of Mexico. This presentation discusses how the butterflies navigate and endure the long journey and takes you to the locations they call home.



The Children's Butterfly Site
This site teaches children all about butterflies and moths with photographs, answers to frequently asked questions, links to other butterfly sites, and a coloring page. It is maintained by the Big Sky Institute at Montana State University.

The Butterfly Website
This site contains photos, species accounts, and maps for butterflies living in the U.S. and northern Mexico, articles, information for gardeners, links to related websites, and more.