Common name: Farfalla
Scientific name: Lepidoptera
Nutrition: Nectar, the liquid, sugary part inside the flowers.
It has wings entirely covered in tiny scales. It has well-developed eyesight as it has compound eyes, like those of other insects, made up of hundreds of tiny lenses. Its life cycle comprises four stages of metamorphosis: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly. The egg, laid by a female on the nurse plant, develops into a larva, the caterpillar. The latter feeds on the leaves of the nurse plant and increases in size to create a chrysalis. When climatic conditions and temperature allow it, the chrysalis lining begins to break down and a butterfly emerges, ready to restart its life cycle.
Curiosità: There are currently 17,500 species of butterflies on the planet, 200 of which are located in Italy.