Latest Monarch Stories
Human activity, habitat disruption may affect migration patterns and spread of infectious diseases.
The phenomenon is both spectacular and mysterious: How do the insects learn these particular routes and why do they stick to them?
A Texas A&M researcher has found evidence that the population of Monarch butterflies continues to shrink.
New research provides scientists with details about the migratory patterns of monarch butterflies and their endangered habitats.
A new study in the current issue of The Annals of the Entomological Society of America helps scientists better understand how organisms depend upon one another.
The Monarch was a vehicle built by the Monarch Motor Car Company from 1913 to 1917 in Detroit, Michigan. Joseph Bloom founded the company in 1913 and the car was designed by Robert C. Hupp, Bloom’s brother-in-law. Production began and by the spring of 1914, 150 vehicles had been built. There were several models and two body styles eventually built, a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe. The first models were powered by a four-cylinder and sold for around $1,000. A smaller car powered...
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...
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...
- One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.