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Monarch butterflies live on top of milkweed plants and they will not live in a place that does not have milkweed plants. Milkweed plants are poisonous to most animals, but the monarch has glycoside toxins that protect it... More »

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The monarch butterfly has bright orange, black and white wings that warn predators away. Any animals that try to feed on this butterfly find out quickly that it is both noxious and toxic. More »

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Cast members in the BBC television series "Monarch of the Glen" include Alexander Morton, Susan Hampshire, Hamish Clark, Dawn Steele and Alastair Mackenzie. Other cast members appearing on the show are Lloyd Owen, Richar... More »

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Monarch butterfly larvae feed on milkweed and a few closely related plants, whereas adults forage for nectar. Although both larvae and adults are toxic and bad-tasting due to the presence of stored cardiac glycosides in ... More »

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Adult Monarch butterflies that emerge from the pupa in early spring have a lifespan of 2 to 5 weeks. Monarchs that emerge in late summer survive throughout winter. Monarchs that emerge from the pupa in late summer and mi... More »

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Monarch butterflies have developed two main adaptations for survival: warning coloration and toxicity, explains National Geographic. As a caterpillar, monarchs eat a diet mainly of milkweed. Milkweed contains a toxin tha... More »

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The diet of the monarch butterfly changes as it develops, but adult monarch butterflies eat nectar from flowers, as do all other butterflies. The butterfly's mouth has a special design for collecting nectar including a l... More »

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