Monarch Navigation By The Clock

Monarch Butterfly

In late autumn, most Monarch Butterflies are well on their way to overwintering sites. Monarch Butterflies have multiple systems to help them navigate the length of North America. These systems can detect earth’s magnetic field, the direction of the sun, the time of day, wind speed, wind direction and other factors that lets migrating butterflies arrive at an appropriate site. A sun compass is one of the systems a Monarch uses to navigate. In late autumn, the sun is low in…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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