MOTHS

MOTHS

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Giving children the opportunity to listen – focused listening – without distractions is excellent practice. Listen ing is a skill children need to learn!!

MOTHS

Did you know that not all caterpillars become butterflies? Some become moths. Here are some interesting facts about moths.

  • There are about ten times more moths in the world than butterflies, yet we are much more likely to see a butterfly. Do you know why? The answer has something to do with night and day and when we are awake and asleep. Can you guess?

 

  • Some moths are tiny, and some are huge. Put your hands flat on the table with your thumbs touching. From pinkie to pinkie shows how the big the wingspan of the Atlas moth is – about ten inches.

 

  • Some moths such as the Luna moth and Atlas moth do not have mouths and do not ever eat. They only live for about a week.

 

  • The Sphinx Hawk moth is the fastest moth in the world, and can reach speeds over 30 miles per hour. This might be faster than cars are allowed to go on the street where you live!

 

  • When a moth is resting, its wings lie flat. This is an easy way to tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly.

 

Perhaps you can see moths and butterflies where you live. Do you know which ones you are most likely to see at night time?

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