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||I'm Rachel Scott, Bugs Beyond Belief, When I'm, United States
"Good morning boys and girls. I'm Rachel Scott, the host of Bugs Beyond Belief
. Today, we have a very special guest. This young lady seems to be in quite a hurry today, so we'll make the introduction short. Her name is Mandy, and she's a monarch butterfly."
"Hi, Rachel, it's good to be here. I am sorry to be so rushed."
"I understand you're a busy bee - I mean, butterfly. Why all the hurry?"
"Well, you may not know this, but I don't exactly live a long life. When I'm not trapped in a cocoon or eating fast, I'm flying thousands of miles. And we're not talking a first-class airline, either. It's just me and my wings."
"Let's start there, if we can. Tell us about your wings. I hope you don't mind my saying this, but they are really beautiful."
"Thanks, Rachel. They're the first things most people notice about me. My wingspan - the distance from the tip of one wing to the other - is about 3 1/2 to 4 inches. My wings are a deep yellow to orange, surrounded by black. The veins on my wings are also black. In the black areas around the edges of my wings are white spots."
"Do the male monarch butterflies look like you?"
"Mostly, yes, with one difference. They have a black dot on each of their wings."Paragraphs 9 to 23:
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