so in the recent episode lydia says the scientific name for ‘butterfly’ during her counselling session.
i was kind of intrigued by this because it sounded like a specific scientific name, rather than the general term for the biological order that butterflies belong to (which is lepidoptera).
and i was right. she said danaus plexippus, which is the scientific name for the monarch butterfly.
did you know that monarch butterflies have a specific defense mechanism against predators, where they have a toxin in their immune system that’s poisonous?