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Spring bedazzles butterflies

Spring is officially here, and so are the butterflies, which are considered “poikilotherms” or cold-blooded. According to birdsandbloom.com, butterflies need a body temperature of at least 80F to fly and that “they use solar energy to pump up their body temperature by as much as 20 degrees above the temperatures outside. So when outdoor temperatures consistently start reaching 60F or so, butterflies will begin flying.”
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Spring is officially here, and so are the butterflies, which are considered “poikilotherms” or cold-blooded. According to birdsandbloom.com, butterflies need a body temperature of at least 80F to fly and that “they use solar energy to pump up their body temperature by as much as 20 degrees above the temperatures outside. So when outdoor temperatures consistently start reaching 60F or so, butterflies will begin flying.”


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