The Butterfly uses a tube like appendage called a "Proboscis" to suck up nectar, pollen, tree sap, rotting fruit, dung and other substances that are dissolved into a liquid state. The food of choice depends strictly on the species, as some will feed on different things than others. Proboscis comes from the Greek "pro" meaning before and "boskein" meaning to feed.
They will also land on drying mud and or animal dung to suck up salts they need. Most of the food a butterfly requires is obtained during its early life as a caterpillar (mainly feeding off plant vegetation). They DO NOT eat worms.
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nectar from flowers
they feed on the nectar of flowers. also, they some times they will land on other things as well to suck up salts.
butterflies eat tree sap,animal droppings,rotting fruit, and mud.
ants do eat butterflies
do butterflies eat bananas
monkeys and frogs eat butterflies
Actually, Rainbow butterflies do not eat at all. There are no butterflies that actually eats at all. Butterflies get their nourishment from liquids.
Owl butterflies usually eat bananas.
No, only some birds eat butterflies.
butterflies eat nectar from flowers.
Yes frogs eat butterflies. yup.
Tropical Region Birds and Insectivorous Birds eat butterflies but there might be more birds that eat butterflies.
Their are many insects that eat butterflies. Spiders, dragonflies, and anyother bug eats butterflies
Butterflies (the adults) only eat nectar.
yes moles eat butterflies they like them with custard
Nothing eat butterflies
Butterflies indeed eat water. They also eat anything that can dissolve in water :)
Butterflies eat nectar from flowers. Some don't eat at all they just mate then die. Animals such as birds, lizards and small mammals eat butterflies.
Butterflies dont eat plants but they do drink the nectar from the flowers!
Because they eat smaller animals and butterflies are smaller than them.
go to the libary and get a book of butterflies and look up what they eat
Who is eating the milk weed you or the butterflies If you eat it that won't help the butterflies Do butterflies eat, I thought they occasionally sucked nectar from flowers but they don't eat any thing
No butterflies eat. All butterflies are primary consumers that are on an all liquid diet. They consume mainly nectar and liquids.
Actually, butterflies don't eat flowers. Caterpillars do. The butterflies use their proboscis to suck the nectar out of the center of the flower.
green swallowtail butterflies eat some grass and milkweed.
adult butterflies eat nectar and water, they do most of there eating as caterpillars
because frogs will eat whatever fits in their mouth and butterflies fit.
Butterflies do not eat fruit- they feed on the nectar of flowers.