When you eat your food, depending on its taste, you can quickly decide if you like it or not. You can thank the taste buds on your tongue for the important aspect of enjoying life (and discerning discomfort)!
However, butterflies do not taste like mammals. The butterfly’s taste buds are not found in the mouth but the mouth as a straw, through which they suck their food without chewing. Without the so-called taste buds, how do butterflies know what nectar is and what not?
What is the taste of butterflies?
Butterflies can taste their food, but not through their mouths. Instead, the butterfly’s taste buds lie on the butterfly’s legs! An animal’s paws that serve as taste organs sounds ridiculous, which may be why the researchers never even considered the possibility.