They see our colors—yellow and black, the badge of the milkweed butterfly—and off they go seeking a choicer tidbit.
"Nothing to make such a fuss over," said a milkweed butterfly.
"Crawl out, I suppose," answered the milkweed butterfly with a careless flutter.
It is a milkweed butterfly, and will serve as a good introduction to this new world of winged life.
The caterpillar of the monarch or milkweed butterfly is a very striking creature.
Thus in writing about the milkweed butterfly, Anosia plexippus, the naturalist will designate it as "A. plexippus."