Parasites and Natural Enemies. Monarchs have many natural enemies—predators, parasitoids, and parasites can harm monarch eggs, larvae, pupae, and adults. Parasitoids are specialized insects such as small flies and wasps that lay eggs on or inside other insects.
People also ask, what kind of animal eats caterpillars?
Animals get energy and nutrients by eating other animals or plants. For example, caterpillars eats leaves; small birds eat caterpillars; owls eat small birds; eagles eat owls. These links between animals and plants are called food chains. Nearly all food chains start with a green plant.
What are the predators of a bird?
Birds are attacked and eaten by other birds, including falcons, owls and eagles. Different kinds of serpents and other reptiles kill adult and baby birds alike. Four-legged predators such as bobcats and weasels are bird-eaters.
What are the predators of a butterfly?
Some of the common predators of butterflies include but are certainly not limited to: wasps, ants, parasitic flies, birds, snakes, toads, rats, lizards, dragonflies and even monkeys! A few of the other animals that are constantly adding butterflies onto their menu list are frogs and spiders.