Moths (fiber: creators and eaters) vs Butterflies

Difference between Moths and Butterflies?

Moths hold their wings flat at rest , moths antennae are feathery,  moths tend to be      earth tone colors, moths are chubby and furry , moths spin a cocoon

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Butterflies fold their wings above their bodies, butterflies are thin and   slender, butterflies are brightly colored , butterflies have smooth   abdomens, butterflies form a chrysalis

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Bad Moths for FiberWebbing Clothes Moths that infest and eat fiber. Moth larvae are responsible for putting holes in your sweaters. Ideal conditions for moth infestation is a warm, dark room with 75 per cent relative humidity or greater. These guys are not camera shy….

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Good moths for Fiber: Bombyx Mori moths that make silk.

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