Monarchs! Butterflies! Read All About It! Week-5
These are a lot of interesting, exciting and true facts about monarch butterflies.
There are lots of facts about monarch butterflies. A fact about this kind of butterfly is that they go through a 4 stage life cycle. They go from eggs to a caterpillar to a chrysalis to a butterfly. The mother butterfly usually lays her eggs where there is lots of milkweed because that is what the baby caterpillar will eat. They eat milkweed because when predators want to attack the caterpillars they taste horrible because of the milkweed. The adult butterflies suck nectar with their proboscis.
The eggs of a butterflies and the caterpillars are endangered of ants and spiders. Adult butterflies are endangered of birds and wasps. In the spring and the summer you will find butterflies where there is lots of milkweed. In the winter you will find them at the bottom of California and in the high altitudes of Mexico because that is where they hibernate to. Monarch butterflies hibernate in the winter because they do not like the cold.
These are some fun facts about monarch butterflies. There wingspan is 3.7 inches to 4.1 inches wide. They are .72 to .25 ounces. Their lifespan is 6 to 8 months. The butterflies cannot fly if there body temperature is below 86 degrees. If it was they would warm up by sitting in the sun.
These are some facts about monarch butterflies. Below are the places that I used to find this information and also where you can find more information about monarch butterflies.