Some poisonous and bad-tasting butterflies use their bright colours to advertise they are not eatable
Colour as a camouflage:
To protect themselves from enemies by blending into the environment.
Colour as a mimicry device:
To imitate another insect which is dangerous so that they are avoided by their enemies
Different types of butterflies Queen Alexandras Birdwing The biggest butterfly The Dwarf Blue The smallest butterfly The Painted Lady A migrating species The Cabbage White butterfly The most common butterfly found in Malta.
Some Butterflies of the Maltese Islands Swallow Tail Farfett tal-Fej[el Plain Tiger Farfett ta’ Danaus
Some Butterflies of the Maltese Islands Pigmy Skipper Ba]ri Common Blue Farfett ta’ l-An[lu
Some Butterflies of the Maltese Islands Red Admiral Farfett tal-}urrieq Painted Lady Farfett tax-Xewk