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 yearHow a poisonous plant became breakfast, lunch and dinner for monarchshttps://qz.com/1480192/monarch-populations-in-the-us-west-are-down-86-this-yearEavesdropping on Monarchs – @robflute Elsewhere on the Webhttps://www.monarchwatch.orghttp://www.namonarchs.orghttps://www.nwf.org/Home/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Invertebrates/Monarch-Butterfly Sex, Lies and Butterfliessex-lies-butterflies …

Butterflies

Photos Wikipedia: Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, which contains at least one former group, the skippers (formerly the superfamily “Hesperioidea”) and the most recent analyses …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating. Suggestions are welcome. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas …

Insects

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez, Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Insect = a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings EssayWhile most nature travelers do not go out of their way to inspect the insects, it would be a far less interesting world without ants, bees, butterflies and the host …