Types of butterflies 🦋

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Butterflies

Monarch butterfly

The monarch butterfly or simply monarch is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. Other common names, depending on region, include milkweed, common tiger, wanderer, and black veined brown. It may be the most familiar North American butterfly, and is considered an iconic pollinator species.
ONE FACT ABOUT THE MONARCH:
Monarch butterflies travel as much as 100 miles a day during its 3,000-mile migration south. During its migration, each butterfly relies on the huge volume of food it ate when it was a caterpillar for fuel. Monarchs smell with their antennae. Nectar and water are tasted by the sensory hairs on their legs and feet.
Are the Monarch butterflies poisonous?
Monarchs are toxic and foul-tasting because of the presence of cardenolides in their bodies, which the caterpillars ingest as they feed on milkweed.

Butterflies

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus, the eastern tiger swallowtail, is a species of butterfly native to eastern North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats and travels as far North as Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada.
ONE FACT ABOUT THE EASTERN TIGER SWALLOWTAIL:
The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) is one of the most common and beautiful eastern butterflies. Individuals can be found anywhere east of the Mississippi river and a bit farther west into the Great Plains states. There are also populations in several Mexican states.
Are the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail poisonous? Both the caterpillar and the adult are poisonous.

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Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui is the most widespread of all butterfly species. It is commonly called the painted lady, or formerly in North America the cosmopolitan.
ONE FACT ABOUT PAINTED LADY:
In the wild, the females lay about 500 eggs in their short 2-4-week lifespan.
Are they poisonous?
These cells make the caterpillars poisonous to predators and are maintained in the transition to the adult butterfly – making them poisonous too. The Painted Lady's gaudy top wing coloration differs from the camouflaged under wings.

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