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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.

Headlines
‘A cause for worry’: Mexico’s monarch butterflies drop by 26% in year
How a poisonous plant became breakfast, lunch and dinner for monarchs
https://qz.com/1480192/monarch-populations-in-the-us-west-are-down-86-this-year
Eavesdropping on Monarchs@robflute

Center for Biological Diversity Campaign
Save Western Monarch Butterflies
#MonarchEmergency

Elsewhere on the Web
monarchwatch.org
namonarchs.org
nwf.org

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.

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