More Overwintering Monarch Butterflies Died in March 2016 Snowstorm Than First Estimated

A much greater number of monarch butterflies perished in a snowstorm in March 2016 in Mexico than previously estimated, according to new research. Analysis of damage from the storm—and the ensuing salvage logging—sheds further light on the precarious state of the famed butterflies’ overwintering colonies. Approximately 30-38 percent of the monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in […]

Source: Entomology Today

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