Butterfly Predators

Strictly speaking, predators and parasitoids should not be considered as enemies of butterflies. They could perhaps instead be thought of as Nature’s way of preventing butterfly populations from getting out of control

How many eggs can a butterfly lay?


If a mother butterfly laied 100 eggs, how many will not hatch?  How many will become pupae?


What is avian?  List 5 avian predators of butterflies.

What are some of the defense mechanisms against bird attacks?

What other kinds of animals eat butterflies?


What do butterflies eat?

How can you tell a male butterfly from a female butterfly?


Why do butterflies migrate?

Where do they go during the winter?


How long do butterflies live?

Why are butterflies so colourful?




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