What is the only insect that migrates in winter to a warmer climate?
– Monarch butterflies
The beauty of a Monarch butterfly doesn’t help it survive the cold of winter. Each year, millions of Monarch butterflies begin to migrate south and west to escape the coming cold of winter. Monarchs winter in Mexico and some parts of southern California. Those going to Mexico spend their winter hibernation in oyamel fir trees. The Monarchs that migrate west will settle into the eucalyptus trees around Pacific Grove, California. Source: Monarch-Butterfly.com
Although Monarch butterflies may well qualify as one of the most beautiful and majestic of butterflies on the planet today, entomologists, students and enthusiasts diligently persist with their studies to bring out several more interesting facts about them to the world. Here are some of those interesting data.