how do butterflies attack?

teeth?

stinger?

smell?

poison?

antlers?

etc?

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  • 10 months ago

    They are only here to breed. Nature is sometimes thoughtless. Once they breed, they can be food for all nature cares. They are no use to nature after breeding so it is not worth giving them a defence mechanism of any kind. They are now just creatures of flight rather than fight.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    They have no weapons. Their only defenses are to fly away, blend with their surroundings (so as to escape detection by predators) and/or they are poisonous if they are eaten. .

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  • 10 months ago

    Males of some species, like the California buckeye, can be very aggressive and just fly at any intruder on their territory. Some others, like the monarch butterfly, are toxic if eaten but don't really attack.

    Source(s): Entomologist
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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    With their wings but it doesn't really hurt.

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  • 10 months ago

    Butterflies do NOT have teeth, stingers or antlers, Some butterflies are poisonous to eat. Caterpillars can have stingers and venom.

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  • 10 months ago

    They lay eggs which turn into caterpillars that eat everything then make nasty sticky cocoons all over your house!

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  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    They attack with stealth and surprise and what a disguise they have. A butterfly kiss is the kiss of death.

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  • Mirage
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    They don't attack but are poisonous if eaten.

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    • Mirage
      Lv 6
      10 months agoReport

      Well apparently you think butterflies attack people like the person who asked the question so.....anyway.

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    They do not attack, they do not even eat, they come out of their cocoon, lay eggs and within 48 hours they die.

    • Ted K
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      They do eat. They have a long proboscis (think straw) that they uncoil when they want to suck nectar from a flower, or water from a puddle or soluble salts from a pile of scat.

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  • 10 months ago

    Get real,,they don't have a mouth to bite with, don't sting, don't produce venom or poison (caterpillar excepted) just one of the many totally harmless flying insects.

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