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What do Monarch Butterflies eat?


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Answered 2016-07-22 07:14:46

Monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars) feed exclusively on milkweed.

The adult Monarch butterfly drinks the juices of soft fruits (usually fallen fruits), and nectar from flowers. It drinks the nectar of milkweed flowers, which makes it poisonous to predators.

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