Monarch females lay their eggs on milkweed plants (Asclepias), these plants are then the main food for the caterpillars. Adult monarchs feed on nectar from many kinds of flowers.
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BioKIDS Critter Catalog
Ethan Kane, University of Michigan
Kane, E. 1999. "Danaus plexippus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 16, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Danaus_plexippus.html
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