Photo taken by Jack Flack, South Australia. The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. The viceroy butterfly appears similar in colour and pattern, but is markedly smaller and has an extra black stripe across the hind wing. The eastern North American monarch population is notable for its […]
One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with extinction by humans, scientists warned Monday in what is described as the most comprehensive assessment of global nature loss ever. Their landmark report paints a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by an ever-growing human population, whose insatiable consumption is destroying the natural world. The global rate of species extinction “is already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on average, over the last 10 million […]
We are a nation inhabiting diverse amount of flora and fauna. So, there is greater reason for us to conserve them in their natural habitat. Globally, a lot of faunal Indian species (e.g. Gray Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) have been categorized in IUCN red list as “least concern”, but in India […]
The Southland is experiencing a rare sighting this week: About 1 billion butterflies swarming the skies during their migration from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest.
The Monarch butterfly, scientifically known as Danaus Plexippus, is likely the most well-known butterfly in North America. The Monarch butterfly habitats from southern Canada, throughout the United States and to northern Mexico. These butterflies are known for having the most extensive insect migration in North America and can travel up to 4,000 km (2,500 m) […]
The answer is not what you may think. The Davis Enterprise has an article by Art Shapiro, a top California Butterfly expert, on the plight of Monarch and other butterflies in California. He finds that most species are experiencing significant population declines. He also reports that the cause of the declines are not understood. Although it […]