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  1. monarch, monarch butterfly, milkweed butterfly, Danaus plexippusnoun

    large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed

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  1. Milkweed butterfly

    Milkweed butterflies are a subfamily, Danainae, in the family Nymphalidae, or brush-footed butterflies. They lay their eggs on various milkweeds on which their larvae feed. Historically, this group had been considered a separate family, Danaidae, and the tribes placed herein were sometimes considered distinct subfamilies in the Nymphalidae. There are some 300 species of Danainae worldwide. Most of the Danaini are found in tropical Asia and Africa, while the Ithomiini are diverse in the Neotropics. Tellervini are restricted to Australia and the Oriental region. Four species are found in North America: the Monarch Butterfly; the Queen; the Tropical Milkweed Butterfly; and the Soldier Butterfly. The best known member of this family is the Monarch butterfly. The larvae and the butterflies retain poisonous glycosides from their larval host plant, the milkweed, so they become distasteful to potential predators. These milkweed butterflies eat only milkweeds as larvae. This highly effective defense strategy shields them against almost all predators that soon learn to avoid these species after attempting to eat them.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of milkweed butterfly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of milkweed butterfly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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