Butterflies don’t poop

One strange thing about butterflies is that they taste with their feet! Butterflies don’t have mouths. Instead, they have a long straw-like body part that they use to drink nectar or other liquids. It is called a proboscis. Since they do not have mouths, butterflies have tiny taste sensors on their feet. They are much like the taste buds on our tongues. When a butterfly lands on a flower or anything else, it can taste it!

Want to know an even stranger fact about butterflies? They don’t poop! A butterfly’s diet is made up only of liquids. Its body uses almost all of the liquids that it drinks. Sometimes, a butterfly will spray a mist of liquid when it has had a lot to drink. This liquid is waste, but it is almost pure water.


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