Strategies for Survival

From the moment the egg is laid until their final demise Butterflies are under attack. This section of the site deals with the animals that prey on Butterflies in their various life stages and some of the tactics used to avoid this premature end. Other insects, spiders, reptiles and birds all play their part. By blending in with the surroundings, showing warning colours or distracting the attacker life can be prolonged.

 

Predators

Too big for me!

Colouration
Habitat

Mimicry. If you cannot ward off a potential danger through poison, then why not look like something that can.

 

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