Moths differ from day not only in a way of life, but also appearance. There is a lot of fans of darkness among Lepidoptera, and the most widespread among them - moths. Some exotic moths it is possible to hold houses.
What moths differ from day in
Butterflies both day, and night treat different groups of group of Lepidoptera. A body of moths more volume and shaggy, and wings, on the contrary, do not differ in big size. Coloring of fans to do some flying in night soft, velvet-gray or chocolate. But also moths meet the bright warning coloring and also among day it is possible to see ordinary-looking individuals.
Moths in the group are generally very similar externally unlike their day relatives who strike with a variety and luxury of forms and coloring. Their little body is densely covered with the thinnest hairs and transparent scales.
At moths the touch structures are arranged in a special way, it is caused by need to move in the dark. Sense of smell at these insects very thin, by means of it they find food and partners for pairing. Moths possess organs of hearing, and day - opportunities to hear are deprived. Eyes at both groups of butterflies are developed approximately equally and better catch the movement, than forms. In the dark it is often possible to observe how moths are flown to a light source and turn near it.
Main types of moths
Pyralids or Pyralidae are small moths, their many types are wreckers. Wings of pyralids in the put state take the triangle form. The real moths (Tineidae) and paltsekrylka (Pterophoridae) are small moths too. Edges of their wings are decorated with a fringe from gray scales. Owl's butterflies are very beautiful kaligo (Caligo Eurilochus), or. These big insects with smart wings reach 20 cm. On the lower wings kaligo there is a drawing reminding round eyes of an owl. Such protective coloring frightens off birds of prey who eat with pleasure butterflies. An owl's butterfly it is possible to contain houses, she does not demand some exotic food and eats usual overripe bananas. Sphingidae too incredibly effective large butterflies reminding to a humming-bird. Predators they frighten off the drawing "dead head" on a back. Saturniidae - shirokokryly very large butterflies with a thick trunk. On wings of these insects there is drawing with eyes too. Tortricidae is butterflies wreckers. Their put wings remind a bell. The most dangerous wreckers from a listovertok – an apple-tree fir seed moth and fir-tree listovertka-pochkoyed. Arctiidae are brightly painted, have the average size and a shaggy chubby little body.