Don’t eat a Monarch! The Monarch butterfly stores a poison called cardiac glycosides that they ingest when feeding on the leaves of the milkweed foliage as caterpillars. The poison protects them from vertebrate animals like birds, frogs and lizards, but not invertebrates like praying mantises.

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