Butterflies have two compound eyes located on their heads. Although they have spots on their wings that resemble eyes, those are just markings and have nothing to do with a butterfly's eyesight. More »

A butterfly is an insect that has four wings covered with tiny, colorful scales. It typically holds its wings erect when it is at rest. Butterflies have clubbed or dilated antennae and are usually active during the day. More »

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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 »

Young butterflies are known as larva. They hatch from butterfly eggs that are laid on a variety of plants by female butterflies. Larva may also be called caterpillars. More »

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 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 »

Poisonous butterflies can be identified by bright colors or warning markings. For instance, the goliath birdwing from Indonesia has bright yellow and green wings. The color warns predators to stay away. More »