Which part of a butterfly's body helps protect it from predators?

1 Answer
Nov 2, 2017

Wings, blood.


Wings can help a butterfly fly away from a bipedal, land creature, but the wings can also serve as camouflage to protect it from predators.

Blood can also be poisonous. Some butterflies eat milkweed plants in their larvae stage. They ingest a steroid called cardenolides to make them toxic. Once a predator eats one butterfly with these properties, they learn to not go after the same kind.