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Monarch Butterflies Get A Break From Mexican Perils
2012-08-17 07:07:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every fall, millions of Monarch butterflies make the 3,000-mile journey from Canada along the California coastline to central Mexico. Clouds of black, orange and white butterflies descend upon the oyamel fir trees in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. The Reserve is 200 square miles in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. One of the biggest obstacles that has faced the butterflies who winter in Mexico was deforestation by illegal...

2012-07-26 10:30:43

CHELMSFORD, Mass., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), the leading global provider of report analytics technology that delivers information optimization solutions, today announced that total revenue for its third quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $7.17 million, an increase of 62% from revenue of $4.41 million in the third quarter a year ago. License revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was $4.70 million, a 96% increase over the $2.40 million recorded...

2012-07-26 11:05:04

Test of captive butterflies shows association between pigment level and flight distance For monarch butterflies, redder wings are correlated with better flight performance, according to research published July 25 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Previous work has shown that monarch coloring is intended to warn their predators about their bitter taste and toxicity, and that migratory butterflies are darker colored than non-migratory ones, suggesting an association between darker...

2012-06-20 06:20:32

LONDON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the British Summer weather continues to disappoint, why not try a Portuguese summer instead? Portugal has long been a place of refuge for British holidaymakers in need of an escape from the changeable British summer. With long, perfect beaches, great hospitality and activities galore, this year looks set to be no exception. Sun-lovers are taking up bargain flights to Faro from Monarch...

2012-06-19 02:20:14

LONDON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The weather outside is frightful (rain, rain go away!) which means that now more than ever, the UK has holiday on the brain. When it comes to booking, everyone knows the buck (or pound) doesn't stop there. You need the clothes to go with the getaway, which is why Monarch's collaboration with Matalan is great news - giving Matalan Reward Card customers the chance to win a pair of flights worth up to GBP500 with Monarch...

2012-06-18 02:20:22

LONDON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yes, Majorca really is that close and proving a big a draw as ever for British holidaymakers. Majorca has been one of Britain's favourite holiday destinations for decades and this year looks set to be no exception. Even with the huge array of sporting events taking place this summer, thousands are taking advantage of bargain offers such as Monarch's Holidays to Majorca...

Butterflies And Bats Aid In Research About Infectious Diseases
2012-06-11 12:08:09

[ Watch the Video ] Human activity, habitat disruption may affect migration patterns and spread of infectious diseases There's a most unusual gym in ecologist Sonia Altizer's lab at the University of Georgia in Athens. The athletes are monarch butterflies, and their workouts are carefully monitored to determine how parasites impact their flight performance. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Altizer and her team study how animal behavior, including long distance...

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2012-06-02 11:47:09

During the fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies living in eastern North America fly up to 1,500 miles to the volcanic forests of Mexico to spend the winter, while monarchs west of the Rocky Mountains fly to the California coast. The phenomenon is both spectacular and mysterious: How do the insects learn these particular routes and why do they stick to them? A prevailing theory contends that eastern and western monarchs are genetically distinct, and that genetic...

2012-05-03 22:20:05

LONDON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Airline to launch a new base at East Midlands Airport and expand services from Birmingham Airport Scheduled leisure airline Monarch has today announced a further expansion of its operations across the Midlands with the launch of a new base at East Midlands Airport, and also the growth of services from Birmingham Airport. The airline, already a leading leisure carrier at Birmingham Airport,...

2012-05-02 06:20:49

LONDON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading scheduled leisure airline, Monarch, will launch new routes to 'The Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik, in Croatia and Heraklion in Crete. The flights will operate from Birmingham and London Gatwick airports from 1st May 2012 with fares, including taxes, starting from GBP29 one way (GBP72 return). Flights to Dubrovnik [http://www.monarch.co.uk/croatia/dalmatian-coast-dubrovnik/flights ] will operate three times a week from London...


Latest Monarch Reference Libraries

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2005-08-25 10:17:06

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a well-known North American butterfly with easily identifiable orange and black wings. The females have darker veins on their wings, and the males have a spot in the center of each hindwing from which pheromones are released. Monarchs are especially noted for their lengthy annual migration. They make massive southward migrations from August through October. A northward migration takes place in the spring. During these migrations the females...

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2005-07-13 09:20:02

A butterfly is a flying insect of the order Lepidoptera belonging to one of the superfamilies Hesperioidea (the skippers) and Papilionoidea (all other butterflies). Many butterflies have remarkable colors and patterns on their wings. People who study or collect butterflies (or the closely related moths) are called lepidopterists. Butterfly watching is growing in popularity as a hobby. The four stages in the lifecycle of a butterfly Unlike many insects, butterflies do not experience a...

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