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Monarch Butterflies

Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Monarch on the milkweed

The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae.

Elsewhere on the Web
https://www.monarchwatch.org
http://www.namonarchs.org
https://www.nwf.org/Home/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Invertebrates/Monarch-Butterfly

Sex, Lies and Butterflies
sex-lies-butterflies@PBSNature

Recommended Listening
The bitter taste of the monarch butterfly – Off Track – Native to North America, it was an extraordinary string of luck including a gold rush, cyclones, the rise of ornamental gardening that led to the naturalisation of the monarch butterfly in Australia.

Monarch butterflies decrease by 90% since the 1990s – The iconic pollinator species which flies a long-distance migration has seen its numbers crash in under thirty years.

Headlines
https://qz.com/1480192/monarch-populations-in-the-us-west-are-down-86-this-year
Eavesdropping on Monarchs@robflute

Wikipedia
Monarch_butterfly

Planeta.com

Butterflies

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

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