|A Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly, a California native species|
|Inside the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of LA County|
- For some butterflies, bright colors and patterns help males and females find one another.
A Julia Longwing butterfly, male
- Colors can sometimes help butterflies blend into their surroundings and hide from predators.
The pattern on the Malachite butterfly's wings mimics sunlit leaves
- A few butterflies taste really bad. Predators remember bold colors and avoid them.
The Monarch, a native in California, depends on milkweed plants for breeding
- Some wing patterns look like large eyes of other larger animals and “fool” potential predators.
the White Peacock butterfly has several eye-spots
The Butterfly Pavilion is located outside the south entrance of the Natural History Museum. It is a permanent structure that will be open seasonally. This year it will be open for one month, September 16 - October 16, 2016. For directions and parking, click HERE.
|South Entrance of the museum|