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Looking beyond the breeding grounds

Every winter, trees on high mountains in a small area northwest of Mexico City turn orange. Close inspection reveals branches filled with brilliantly colorful monarch butterflies, rather than fiery leaves, as the eastern ...

dateMay 17, 2017 in Ecology
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Rare butterfly killer convicted in Britain

A British man has been convicted of capturing and killing two of Britain's rarest butterflies, the endangered Large Blues, which have been a prized collector's item since the Victorian era.

dateMar 17, 2017 in Ecology
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Video: How a butterfly builds its wings

Nipam Patel started collecting butterflies when he was 8. Now an evolutionary and developmental biologist at UC Berkeley, Patel and his team are using innovative techniques to try to figure out something that's fascinated ...

dateMar 01, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico

The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government and independent experts released Thursday.

dateFeb 09, 2017 in Ecology
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