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Each year, millions of monarch butterflies set off on their 3,000-mile migration. Though there are species of Monarch butterflies throughout the world, only those in North America undertake such a miraculous migration.
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.
Monarch butterflies appear to use medicinal plants to treat their offspring for disease, research by biologists at Emory University shows.
A University of Georgia study has found that monarch butterflies that migrate long distances have evolved significantly larger and more elongated wings than their stationary cousins, differences that are consistent with traits known to enhance flight ability in other migratory species.
Itâ€™s a paradox that has confounded evolutionary biologists since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859: Since parasites depend on their hosts for survival, why do they harm them?
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.