Well another month of Inspired by Reading has come and gone. I got this one on my Nook, but I didn't seem to want to read it. IDK why. Everyone said/says it's good and timeless and interesting. I was rushing to find some inspiration without reading the book (WHAT?!) and I found her NON fiction book online. Here's a link to it. I read about the Yellow Emperor because I did find out that one plays a part in the book. THEN I googled the Yellow Emperor and it is actually called Eacles imperialis. which is now known as the Yellow Imperial. Here is a fantastic photo I found of it to show its size and another to show the purple color!
I also NEEDED to know the differences between moths and butterflies, here's what I found...
- Butterflies and moths BOTH belong to the order Lepidoptera some major differences are:
- A butterfly’s antennae are club-shaped with a long shaft and a bulb at the end. A moth’s antennae are feathery or saw-edged.
- Butterflies tend to fold their wings vertically up over their backs. Moths tend to hold their wings in a tent-like fashion that hides the abdomen
- Moths have a frenulum, which is a wing-coupling device. Butterflies do not have frenulums.
- Butterflies are primariy diurnal, flying in the daytime. Moths are generally nocturnal, flying at night.
- A moth makes a cocoon, which is wrapped in a silk covering. A butterfly makes a chrysalis, which is hard, smooth and has no silk covering
- There are exceptions to ALL these rules of course! Info courtesy of Library of Congress.
So here is my half finished Eacles imperialis!
Take a look at our Facebook page for Inspired by Reading to see what everyone has accomplished and actually finished! I am betting there are a lot of moths!!