Monarch Butterflies are found on all continents except the polar region. They migrate great distances in the winter, from Canada all the way to Mexico. As a caterpillar, they will only eat the leaves and stems of the milkweed plant. As an adult, they drink the nectar from flowers or the juices from fruit.
The butterfly’s wings are approximately three inches from tip to tip and my body is about one inch long.
It has a black body and their wings are orange and yellow with black lines running through them. The wings also have a black border with white spots around the edges.
Monarch butterflies will go through four stages of development: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult (butterfly). The female Monarch can lay up to 400 eggs on the leaves
or stems of the milkweed plant. They’re hatched from an egg and become a caterpillar. After a few weeks of eating and getting bigger, it makes a chrysalis (similar to a cocoon). It takes a few
more weeks before it emerge as a majestic Monarch butterfly.