Life on the Rock of Gibraltar

Humans have built, and live, on most of Gibraltar's land. Although we may not realise it, there is a lot of life that shares this space with us.

Take the Monarch Caterpillar for example.

The Monarch Caterpillar is a herbivore. Herbivores only eat plants and leaves. The outside of a monarch caterpillar's mouth is tough and sharp, and this helps the caterpillar to chew plants and leaves.

Once the Monarch Caterpillar turns into a butterfly, they look like this.

     

                  Female Monarch Butterfly                                          Male Monarch Butterfly

 

For more information on the Monarch Caterpillar, click here.