The first butterflies found in amber are over a hundred million years old! However, there is an assumption that butterflies appeared much earlier — about two hundred million years ago, and first, long before the dinosaurs, nocturnal
And they’re nocturnal. They are especially active at twilight, early morning and late evening, for which they received the nickname "Prince of Darkness"
Some caterpillars kill other individuals to keep themselves alive. Take Feniseca tarquinius in North America: it lays eggs in aphid colonies, and the caterpillars grow by devouring the aphids and sometimes defending themselves with the corpses of their dead victims
For example, they can see ultraviolet. Many butterflies have ultraviolet among the main colors of their wings, but we never see it. That’s how unusual butterflies can be
The peacock-eyed Atlas can reach a size of 26 centimeters. The largest specimen, which was found and measured, lived on the Indonesian island of Java
Ultraviolet wings. Yes, the vision of butterflies is very inferior to that of humans: they are not able to distinguish the details that we can distinguish. But they can see in a different color spectrum