Butterfly life Span

posted Oct 12, 2009, 4:33 PM by Sample User   [ updated Dec 30, 2009, 3:42 AM by Anita Force Marshall ]
An adult butterfly probably has an average life-span of approximately one month. In the wild, most butterflies lives are shorter than this because of the dangers provided by predators, disease, and large objects, such as automobiles. The smallest butterflies may live only a week or so, while a few butterflies, such as Monarchs, Mourning Cloaks and tropical heliconians, can live up to nine months.