The Butterfly Isles

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Their wingspan ranges from 2.4 inches in males to 2.7 inches in females. Butterflies play an important part in ecology as pollinators. This behavior is mainly opportunistic, though some are highly attracted to old fruit, notably Satyrinae (e.g. No, but there are a few species of parasitic wasps that lay eggs in monarch larvae and pupae. (This isn't really stinging them, but it looks like that's what they're doing). The caterpillar's insides grow, but not its outside—when it gets too big for its skin, the covering splits and is shed.

Pages: 304

Publisher: Granta Books (October 7, 2010)


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