The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)

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Monarch butterfly is widely known for its migrations. Although no single butterfly never makes a complete journey of 3,200 miles, for a several generations in nature because it total overcome distance is involved.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)

In North America, these butterflies embark a massive annual migration in August.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Monarchs butterflies refuel nectar in the northern states and Canada, then it is time to leave as the upcoming winter will be so cold it would inevitably kill them.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Unlike their Ancestor, these butterflies never flown more than a few hundred meters, however, they do not hesitate to rush in flight over the wide northern lakes. This is only the first stage of one of the largest migrations in the world.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Soon, some single individuals joined the other Monarchs who travelled all over North america.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Butterflies comes from the territories east of the Rocky Mountains toward Mexico, and the inhabitants of the western population to California, especially, in conifers forests near Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove. It is there, and an incredible sight.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
When the butterflies arrive at their destination point, a few lucky ones among the people can see countless monarchs hanging from each branch.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Monarchs come here, because, they chill in the air, they are not lethal to butterflies, as in the north. Local conditions are ideal for winter
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Although Monarch are located in the mass, and they are safe. The dormant butterflies are easy prey for predators, despite the fact that the monarchs are poisonous. Some birds have learned to detach part of the poisonous butterflies and eat the rest. Every year, hundreds of thousands of birds eat butterflies and driven out of the habitat even more, but it is unlikely this could have on the population of butterflies such an impact deforestation.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Those butterflies that fell from the branches should be back up in the trees as soon as possible, it is a matter of life and death. Vibrate their wings to warm up their flight muscles, and before they are frostbitten on the ground. Those who managed to survive, huddled in the trees for four months. Spring warmth awaken them from slumber.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Life expectancy of monarch butterfly is tiny by our standards. Those who are born in early summer live only two months. For the generation that emerged in the late summer and about to spend the winter, nature has provided a special form of existence, which is called diapause. Diapause is a non-reproductive phase of life, the physiological state of dormancy, during which slow down the aging process. It allows the state of diapause monarch butterfly survive the winter.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Most of the butterflies survive, and after four months they have their first drink nectar. At the time, as is becoming warmer, more butterflies wakes up in the air. Soon they will go to the north, and their grandchildren come back here again, hiding from the northern winter.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
However monarch butterfly, which survived from winter live long. However, before they fly away too far, they meet the plants that are suitable for breeding. There will be a butterfly to mate. Stage larvae and pupae last about two weeks, and now a new generation of monarchs is ready to continue the journey north.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Then, new butterflies lay eggs of their own. But it will not be the generation that returns to the coniferous forests of California and Mexico. It goes back only to the fourth generation of butterflies in this cycle. In this way, there are butterflies monarchs millennium, and that goes on and on!
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
Butterflies birth.
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)
The Migration of Monarch Butterflies (25 Photos)