Migrating monarchs are ‘buffer’ than the rest

New research traces the evolutionary origins of monarchs to North America, instead of South America as was previously hypothesized, and identifies a gene related to the butterfly’s distinctive orange-and-black appearance.

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Last updated on 08 October 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
North America
South & Central America & The Caribbean
Species: 
Danaus plexippus