Butterfly Facts – 58 Interesting Facts About Butterflies

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Monarch Butterfly Facts

Monarch butterflies are known to migrate over 3000 km.

Milkweed is the host plant of the monarch butterflies, is also used for medicinal purposes like chest congestion and pains, asthma and dysentery.

Only male monarch butterflies have a black spot on an inside surface of its hind wing. This helps in distinguishing male from females.

Monarch butterflies migrate from Canada, United States to Southern California or central Mexico.

Monarch butterfly can lay a maximum of 250 eggs per day at the rate of 1 egg per time.

Monarch butterflies speed ranges between 12 to 25 miles an hour.

Monarch butterflies are found in North, Central and South America, Australia, India, Pacific islands and Western Europe.

Female monarch butterflies have thicker veins in wings than males.

Monarch butterflies are poisonous to eat; they get their toxins from milkweed plant, which they eat in their caterpillar stage.

Butterflies can see colors such as green, yellow and red.