Monarch Butterfly

"Danaus plexippus"

Scientific Name

The Scientific Name of the Monarch Butterfly is "Danaus plexippus."

Body Shape/Description

The Monarch Butterfly has wings so they can fly; they also have beautiful colors- orange, black, and white.

Feeding Habits

Monarch Butterflies are herbivores. They consume nectar, water, and liquids from the fruit we eat.

Biome Type

They live in tropical rain forests and savannas.

Life Cycle

They start out as an egg. They hatch into baby caterpillars, and they feed off of milkweeds in order to grow. After a few weeks they attach themselves somewhere to start the process of "metamorphosis", then transform into a chrysalis. After 10 days they hatch into a butterfly.
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