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Both caterpillar and butterfly are brilliant in color as a warning the

Both caterpillar and butterfly are brilliant in color as a warning the


Both caterpillar and butterfly are brilliant in color as a warning - the Monarch ingests toxins

Both the caterpillar and adult monarch butterfly are brilliant in color as a warning to predators

Female monarch butterfly on milkweed

Monarch buttterfly

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Dearth of monarchs migrating through Dallas area concerns butterfly enthusiasts

Monarch butterfly

Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax), a Pipevine Swallowtail mimic

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

The butterflies are black with iridescent blue interior & exterior hind wings. The black or red caterpillars ...

Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)

The bright stripes and bristles of this skipper butterfly caterpillar, Pyrrhopyge thericles warn predators that

QUEEN MALE PHOTO: Texas Butterfly Ranch

Queen Butterfly

butterfly caterpillars | The metaphor of the butterfly for transformation is profound:

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), Texas State Insect by Evelyn Patrick both the caterpillar and adult monarch butterfly are brilliant in color as a ...

MONARCH CATERPILLAR PHOTO: Elizabeth Howard of Learner.org

Monarch butterfly

colored rainbow caterpillar - imagine the butterfly it will become.

The enormous tetrio sphinx caterpillar is defended by warning colors, toxic compounds, irritating hairs

  Contrasting yellow bands against an umber background may warn predators of the unpalatability of

Monarch Beauty and Serenity!

Contrasting colors on the caterpillars warn predators to stay away.

Adults of the skipper butterfly, Pyrrhopyge thericles (left), and of the moth

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The Curious Case of the Blue Morpho Butterflies

Baltimore Checkerspot (Caterpillar)


Lenora Larson #19 Photo #4 Buckeye 7-31-15. Many butterfly caterpillars ...

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Lenora Larson #19 Photo #1 Pipevine ST

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Butterfly Royalty's Humble Beginnings. Monarchs Depend on Milkweed

The answer....The colors of the monarch butterfly tell predators that they

Both the caterpillar and adult monarch butterfly are brilliant in color as a warning to predators - the monarch ingests toxins from the milkweed plant which ...

PHOTO: Ned Rosenblatt

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Milkweed is the only larval host food for monarch butterflies.

These butterflies show warning colors. Just like wasps are painted in yellow-and-black. If a bird get a bad stomach once, he will learn quite soon, ...

Photo of page from book showing pairs of butterflies of different species whose appearance closely resembles

MONARCH MALE PHOTO: Kathy Keatley Garvey/UC Davis

While ...

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Monarch caterpillars can only live on plants in the milkweed family. Their digestive tract is designed to digest only milkweed so they will actually starve ...

Caterpillar or coral snake?

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Hairy caterpillar of butterfly silkworm crawl on grass

I'm not seeing many now, possibly because the nights are getting cooler, but I was seeing at least one monarch butterfly each day for quite a while.

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Automeris cecrops pamina

The black and yellow warning colours of the cinnabar moth caterpillar, Tyria jacobaeae, are


My friend Theresa Mitrovitz from Tupper Lake has a small marvel in her yard this week which, if replicated in thousands more backyards, could help save the ...

Spicebush Swallowtail 4th and 5th instars

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Monarch caterpillar

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Both caterpillars reacted immediately by assuming defensive postures. Bent over backwards, they spit up green fluid and produced a pair of long tentacles ...

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Monarch Butterfly

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Though caterpillars of the moth Periphoba arcaei will eat a wide variety of plants, they

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The butterfly farmer

... to see fields of bluebonnets; 13.

... color and brilliant yellow, spined tubercles projecting from the body wall that warn potential predators of poisonous qualities. Many caterpillars lack ...

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A monarch butterfly in Cape May, New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of Mark Garland

Without defined legs, the caterpillar undulates its body to move. A series of abdominal “suckers” help it maintain traction as it worms its way across the ...


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White Peacock ( Anartia ...

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... as in the neotropical Owl butterfly Caligo teucer, but even the small ocelli on species such as the Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus are enough to divert a ...

PHOTO: Derek Ramsey

They are not big enough to be scary, and their positioning close to the vulnerable body effectively rules out any possibility that they act as decoys or ...

It would be neither a myth nor an exaggeration if some one says that a butterfly carries millions of LEDs on its wings!

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus), a Monarch mimic