Monarch butterfly laying eggs


Female butterflies lay eggs on milkweed plants
because they are the only plants the monarch larvae, or caterpillars, can eat.
In North America, monarchs have a choice of 106 different species of milkweed on which
to lay their eggs. Female butterflies can lay up to 500 eggs.
They usually lay one egg at a time to ensure that predators cannot find them all.

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