Butterfly or Moth?
Butterfly or Moth? How Do You Know?
by Melissa Stewart
Which Animal is Which?
Enslow, 2011
for Grades 1-3
ISBN 978-076603-678-9
Paperback 978-159845-235-8
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Alligator or Crocodile? Frog or Toad? Insect or Spider?
Salamander or Lizard? Shark or Dolphin?
How Do You Know?
How can you tell a butterfly from a moth? It’s isn’t easy. But if you take a close look you can see how they are different. This fun, informative book provides all the tips and hints young readers will need to discover the differences between the two amazing insects.
Research Notes
“During school visit programs based on my book A Place for Butterflies, students often asked me about the differences between moths and butterflies. It didn’t take long to realize I needed to write a simple book that explained how kids can tell these two closely-related insects apart. Soon the idea developed into a whole series.

“Whenever I write books about animals, I try to observe them firsthand in their natural environments. Because butterflies are most active on sunny days and moths are usually active after the sun goes down, it’s no exaggeration to say that I worked on these books night and day.”

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