- Butterflies are beautiful, flying insects with large scaly wings.
- Like all insects, they have six jointed legs, 3 body parts, a pair of antennae, compound eyes, and an exoskeleton.
- The three body parts are the head, thorax (the chest), and abdomen (the tail end).
- The butterfly's body is covered by tiny sensory hairs.
- The four wings and the six legs of the butterfly are attached to the thorax.
- The thorax contains the muscles that make the legs and wings move.