Endangered Butterfly Lives Where Fire, Damage Abound
- NC State University
||It's a paradox of nature: An artillery impact zone on the grounds of Fort Bragg, N.C. - an area so dangerous that only a select few are allowed to enter - is also the home of North Carolina's only endangered butterfly.
Extreme Climate Variance Sped Extinction Of Local Butterfly Populations, Researchers Say
- Science daily
Ants Pawns In Battle Of Wasps, Butterflies
by Ben Harder
- National Geographic News
||Hapless ants, like mortals caught in a crossfire between competing gods, are exploited in turn by two other insectsa butterfly and a wasp. When the wasp attacks the larval butterfly, it drives the ants to attack each other, turning them into incidental casualties.
Green Farming Schemes are Helping Englands Butterflies
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
||New research conducted by Butterfly Conservation has revealed that the Government's agri-environment schemes are helping to slow - and in some cases reverse - the long-term decline in numbers of England's rarer butterfly species.
Butterfly therapy: Their color and grace refresh and relax
by Steve Pollick
- The Toledo Blade
||These gloriously colored, large-winged, delicate creatures are the picture of grace and gentility. Their slow, deep-flapping movement bespeaks a laid-back approach to life. Watching butterflies is therapy akin to watching colorful tropical fish in an aquarium.
Virtual migration in tethered flying monarch butterflies reveals their orientation mechanisms
by Henrik Mouritsen* and Barrie J. Frost
- PNAS Online
||A newly developed flight simulator allows monarch butterflies to fly actively for up to several hours in any horizontal direction while their fall migratory flight direction can be continuously recorded
Inestimable Numbers of Monarchs Die in Mexico
by Naomi Mathews
||Results of an unusually severe winter storm in overwintering grounds in Mexico