• Lizards, frogs, wasps, and birds are among the predators that prey on caterpillars. If you don't have (enough) host plants that you can raise inside safe enclosures, then the other option is to enclose the host plants in your garden, with the caterpillars on them.


  • Unfortunately, many creatures in the wild are not repelled by the mild toxins found in monarch caterpillars and butterflies. While birds will think twice about gobbling a monarch, anoles (those green or brown lizards), snakes and frogs will not. They are immune to the toxin.

    Secondly, can lizards eat butterflies? There are many different creatures that make butterflies part of their diet. 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!

    Subsequently, question is, what eats monarch butterfly caterpillars?

    Birds such as black-backed orioles and black-headed grosbeaks are common predators at monarch overwintering sites. These species can eat large quantities of monarchs without getting poisoned. Invertebrate predators such as ants, spiders, and wasps attack monarch larvae on milkweed plants (Prysby 2004).

    What animals eat lizards?

    Lizards are preyed upon by a number of creatures, such as hawks, snakes, dogs, wolves and other lizards. Although there are hundreds of different type of lizard species, they are commonly on the lower end of the food chain. Lizards are snacks for a wide variety of predators, including some spiders.

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