Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
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Title: Monarch Migration
Alternative Title: Danus plexippus
Creator: Nieminen, Gene
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: NATIONAL CONSERVATION TRAINING CENTER-PUBLICATIONS AND TRAINING MATERIALS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: butterfly, insects, New Jersey, migratory
Abstract: Monarch butterflies are among the few species of butterflies that migrate every year. They have a challenging journey. Every fall, thousands of monarch butterflies fly west to winter in California and Mexico. They cover the trees there with their bright orange wings. The remarkable sight attracts thousands of tourists. In the Spring, the butterflies fly back to their summer homes, where they will lay eggs and die. A typical butterfly will make just one round trip during its lifetime.
Created: October 01 2001
Available: June 18 2004
Issued: June 18 2004
Modified: June 18 2004