The name Lepidoptera is derived from the Greek words "Lepido" for scales and "Ptera" for wings. It refers to the flat scales that cover the body and wings of adult butterflies and moths. The colourful scales which cover the wings play an important role in recognition, and courtship. It also helps in camouflage to escape from predators.
ABCWednesday started by the lovely Mrs.Nesbitt and carried on by the learned Roger and others.