Difference between Moth and Butterfly

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Difference between Moth and Butterfly

Moth

  1. Nocturnal in habit
  2. At rest, wings held roof like on body.
  3. Antennae either pectinate or Bipectinate.
  4. Scales are present on all over body.
  5. Wing coupling – Frenate type

Butterfly

  1. Dieurnal in habit
  2. At rest, wings held erect straight upward.
  3. Antennae clavate type.
  4. Scales are present only on wings.
  5. Wing coupling – Amplexiform type

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