The Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, is the best known butterfly in North America. Monarchs found in North America can be split into the eastern and western monarchs. Those which live and breed west of the Rocky Mountains spend their winters in southern California whereas those who live and breed in the east overwinter in Central […]
It’s Bug Week!
Welcome to UConn Extension’s annual Bug Week! Tune in each day this week to learn more about some of the smaller insects and critters that we share this world with!
The Monarch Butterfly
By: Ana Legrand, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, 2015. The monarch butterfly holds the record for the longest regularly repeated migration. A delicate butterfly that is able to travel between 1,200 and 2,980 miles to journey between three countries – Mexico, United States and Canada. But more on these amazing travels later. Monarchs […]