How To Tell The Difference
How To Tell The Difference
This is a Painted Lady. Read more to learn how to tell them apart and learn more.
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How To Tell A Moth From A Butterfly
How To Tell A Moth From A Butterfly
The first thing to look at are the antennae. Moths are very feathery looking. Butterflies do not have feathery antennae. Read more to see examples and learn more.
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 Lamella Beetle Anyennae
Lamella Beetle Anyennae
The Lamella form of beetle antennae can be impressive!
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Over the years I have been asked how to tell the difference between two similar looking butterflies, what the difference between a moth and a butterfly is, what poison ivy looks like, and several more. This page will hopefully help you out. Some differentiations can be difficult, others can just be hard to remember from the standpoint of which is which. Below are some of the most common questions I have been asked at presentations, seminars, and field trips. I hope this helps you.

RANDY C. ANDERSON
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Is This A Monarch Butterfly?
Is This A Monarch Butterfly?
No. This Is A Viceroy Butterfly. Read to learn more and learn how to tell them apart.
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The Difference Between A Fly And A Bee
The Difference Between A Fly And A Bee
This is a fly. There are many "wanna bees" that mimic bees. Read more to find out how to tell them apart.
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The Osmeterium
The Osmeterium
This a defensive organ found in all butterfly larvae. Read more for details.
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How To Recognize Poison Ivy
How To Recognize Poison Ivy
Yes. Probably the most common poisonous plant in the woods. Read more to learn how to identify it.
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All Images And Content Are ©2016 Randy C. Anderson • All Rights Reserved

All Images And Content Are ©2016 Randy C. Anderson • All Rights Reserved