monarch butterfly

Even captive monarchs migrate south

August 9, 2021

Eastern monarch butterflies kept in captivity still migrate south when they’re released. That could be good news for butterfly-rearing hobbyists and classrooms ...

Eastern monarchs need more milkweed

July 19, 2021

Current conservation measures for monarch butterflies may be falling short, say researchers who created a model to analyze how the butterflies are faring. Rodrigo ...

Mowing for monarchs

April 16, 2019

It may seem like taking a weed wacker to perennial grasslands where monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) feed on their only food source, milkweed, is not the best ...

Delving into a monarch’s brain

April 26, 2016

Two-thousand miles is a long way to travel, but monarch butterflies can thank their internal clocks for helping with their journey from Canada and the Northeast ...

Gone in an orange flash

April 5, 2016

During migrations, eastern monarch butterflies used to swoosh by in an orange blur, but an 84 percent decline in over a decade has caused the colorful flashes to be ...
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