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Monarchs (Subfamily Danainae)
SUBFAMILY DESCRIPTION: Monarchs and milkweed butterflies are
members of Danainae, which is a subfamily of the Family Nymphalidae.
The best known member of this family is the Monarch butterfly.
Danaid females lay their eggs on the milkweed on which their larvae
feed. The larvae and the butterflies retain the poisonous glycosides
from the milkweed and are poisonous to predators.
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