Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Monarch Butterfly Facts

Most predators have learned that the monarch butterfly makes a poisonous snack.  The toxins from the monarch's milkweed diet have given the butterfly this defense.  In either the caterpillar or butterfly stage the monarch needs no camouflage because it takes in toxins from the milkweed and is poisonous to predators.  Many animals advertise their poisonous nature with bright colors...just like the monarch!   (information taken from

(thank you super secret blog reporter for your help on this one)

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