Do butterflies get cold?
Do butterflies get cold? If so, how do they get warm?
Butterflies do not have the ability to maintain an internal body temperature and are there "cold-blooded." They can increase their temperature by basking in direct sunlight. They generally require an air temperature of about 60 degrees F before they are able to fly.
This basking Soldier Commodore (Junonia terea elgiva) was photographed in Uganda.