According to library.thinkquest.org one way to tell moths and butterflies apart is by looking at their antennae. Butterflies have knobs at the end and the end of moth antennae are feather like or plain.
|Haemtopis Grataria Moth|
|Cycnia Tenera Moth|
According to The Children's Butterfly Site there are 150-250,000 species of moths and only 12-15,000 of butterflies. Moths and butterflies are found on all continents except Antarctica.
These moths are definitely not plain.
|Six-spot Burnet Moth by Martyn Gorman|
|by ms. Tea|
|Yellow-barred Brindle moth|
|Cream Spot Tiger Moth by Glyn Baker|
M is for Meerkat. I first learned about Meerkats from watching Meerkat Manor on The Animal Planet network. Since then I have seen them at the zoo. Meerkats are mammals belonging to the mongoose family.
Meerkats live in large, underground networks. They are very social and always have at least one sentry on guard while others are playing or foraging. I think these Meerkats heard there was a photo op.
|Meerkats at Auckland Zoo, New Zealand by Snowmanradio|
M is for Miniature. I always wanted a dollhouse so I could fill it with miniature furniture.
|Handmade Dollhouse. Photo by Siawase|
|Antique English Doll House by Siawase|
Things in Miniature are just so cute. Looks like the dog is ready to protect the Miniature horse.
Karen Riddet created this Miniature holiday dinner and dessert tray.
M is for Micro-sculpturist Willard Wigan MBE. It's hard to believe anyone could create such tiny objects. He works mostly at night, because any noise can break his concentration.
Giraffe #93 is ready for a miniature tea party.