Butterflies are flying insects. 


The Monarch is sometimes called the "Milkweed Butterfly".


Butterflies fly between 5 and 30 miles an hour.


People who study butterflies are called Lepidopterists.


A butterfly can lay up to 500 eggs.


Butterflies flap their wings quite slowly, usually from 5-20 beats per second.


700 species are found in North America.


Dragonflies and birds eat large numbers of caterpillars.

Butterflies are important pollinators. They come fourth after beetles, flies, and bees.

Some butterflies have wingspans of 11 inches.