Monarch Butterflies by Elmira Amirova. Before metamorphosis the larva survive by eating the milkweed plant. This adaptation that monarch butterflies evolved protects them during their imago stage from predators such as birds.
"How does one become a butterfly? she asked You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." ~ Anonymous Caterpillar to butterfly, British Columbia, Canada; photo by Thomas Kitchin and Victoria Hurst lis