The most famous resident of the milkweed habitat
is the Monarch Butterfly. They appear in Central Pennsylvania around
June. They sip nectar from many flowers including the milkweed.
Scientists sort plants and animals
they study. This process is called Classification. Classifying Critters
Monarch Butterflies are classified in the order Lepidoptera.
They are part of the Milkweed Butterfly family Danaidae.
The Monarch Butterfly's wing span is between
2 in. and 4 inches.
4. What units of measurement would an entomologist
use to record the wing span of a butterfly?
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