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True Beauty.....by artist Tanya Tanski.
Most people think that monarch butterflies only have two life stages, the cocoon and the butterfly stages. But monarch butterflies actually go through four stages in their life cycle.
They start out as an egg, then hatch into larvae, (caterpillar), and then wrap up in the cocoon and go through the metamorphosis into a butterfly while they are in the cocoon.
Most people don't know that monarch butterflies are poisonous.....they won't harm humans, but the chemicals from the milkweed plant that they eat when they are in the larvae stage builds up inside of them a poisonous defense against predators like frogs, birds, mice, and lizards.
The way to tell a male from a female monarch is the male butterfly will have a spot on each of the hind wings over a vein. The female monarch butterfly does not have this spot. Many people think that only the male monarch butterfly is beautiful, but that is simply not true. Every monarch butterfly is beautiful and we are blessed to have their beauty in our lives.....True Beauty!
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January 29th, 2013
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