Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!

Also known as the Milkweed Butterfly, Common Tiger, Wanderer, or The Black Veined Brown.

  * Monarchs are participants in what is known as “Batesan mimicry”. Because the milkweed that they eat as  caterpillars makes them poisonous as butterflies to predators, other butterflies such as the Viceroy, which are very similar in appearance, benefit from predators’ reluctance to eat them.


Avg. Wingspan: 7 - 10 cm / 3 - 4 "

Diet: caterpillars take milkweed exclusively. (This makes them toxic to predators.)

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

** Join the  World Wildlife Fund’s Monarch Squad today to find out what you can do to save the Monarch butterfly.

The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!