Moths and Butterfly Body Parts

Moths and butterflies are flying insects of different colours and patterns, depending on the species. They have 2 pairs of wings, 6 jointed legs, a pair of antennae, a pair of eyes, 3 body segments and an exoskeleton (a hard shell).

The 3 body segments are the head, the thorax (chest) and the abdomen (the tail end).

The wings and legs are attached to the thorax which contains the muscles needed to move and fly.

They also have a proboscis; it’s like a long straw which they drink nectar through.

This is part of the Moths and Caterpillars information.