What are the major differences between moth and butterfly

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Wings held vertically when resting.

Wings held flat against the body when resting

Most butterflies have thin slender filamentous antennae which are club-shaped at the end.

Moths often have comb-like or feathery antennae, or filamentous and unclubbed antennae.


They have thin and smooth body

They have thick and fuzzy body.

Butterflies have commonly apposition eyes.

Moths commonly have superposition eyes.

Most butterflies have bright colors on their wings.

Moths are usually plain brown, grey, white, or black in color.


Most butterfly caterpillars form an exposed pupa- chrysalis.


Most moth caterpillars spin a cocoon made of silk within which they metamorphose into the pupal stage.


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