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MONARCH BUTTERFLY : Habitat, Range, and Niche

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Almira Nawaz

on 10 September 2014

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Transcript of MONARCH BUTTERFLY : Habitat, Range, and Niche

Monarch Butterfly: Habitat, Range and Niche
By: Almira, Isha, and Sanya
Throughout the United States (Hawaii too)
Most live east of rocky mountains
Niche/ Role
The Caterpillar
- sometimes spiders, ants, mites, and wasps attack caterpillars when they’re feeding on the milkweed (part of the food chain)
The Butterfly
-primary consumer in the ecosystem
- predators: birds, spiders, reptiles, insects (wasps, flies, mites)- only animals that are immune to Monarch Butterflies’ milkweed poison
- the semen from one plant sticks to the butterfly and as the butterfly travels to another plant for nectar, the semen brushes off on the sigma of the other plant
- plays no major role
- the egg is placed on the milkweed plant by the mother and within 3-15 days the egg hatches
The Egg
Diet: Herbivore
Average life span in the wild: Up to 6 to 8 months
Group name: Flutter
Size relative
to a tea cup:

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