Butterfly #118

Butterfly 118

A Monarch Butterfly taking a moment to rest on August 28th. I have not seen to many of these wonderful butterflies this year. I guess they are still hurting from the loss of one of there clusters in Mexico and the freeze off they suffered. I would love to see them come back in the numbers that I remember them having around here.

      • what is that bye i’m schooling now

      • talain45 said:

        The Monarch Butterfly is one of the largest and best known butterflies in North America. Ranging between 3 1/2 to 4 inches in size (89 – 102 mm) the Monarch is brightly marked orangey in color with black vein like markings with some white dots. It ranges from Central America, (primarily Mexico) up into the Alaska’s and the upper Canadian Territories. I have herd that it is also been established in the Hawaiian Islands and parts of Australia though I have no idea why.

        The Monarch is the only known butterfly that annually migrates both north and south like the birds do on a regular basis. No single individual makes the entire round-trip journey though. It’s done by four generation in one year. The first three generations only live for a couple of months. The last generation lives the longest, maybe up to five or six month and then the journey begins again.

        The Monarch lays there eggs only on the Milkweed plant as far as I know and after the eggs hatch the caterpillars eat the plant for nourishment that also puts toxins in there body that make them poisons to the birds or whatever that try’s to eat them. The birds pretty much levee them alone.. When the caterpillar reaches a certain stage it will fix its self hanging upside down and star making a Chrysalis for its transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. After they come out of the chrysalis they can enjoy any flower that they want.

        I don’t think you will find this butterfly in Malaysia but you do have such a nice variety of your own native butterflies that I’ve only seen in books. Some of them are real cool looking and beautiful. I wish you good luck with your studies and I hope you continue to enjoy geology and the rocks. I’m glad that you stopped in and show interest in my post. It is nice to hear from others in different parts of the world and I think you would agree. Take care and thank you, MT 🙂

  1. Alix said:

    They are migrating now to Mexico. This is their time of the year.

    • talain45 said:

      Shockingly, I just saw one on Thursday here that’s making his way down. Probably one of these Canadian Monarch trying to keep up with the geese. How are you doing Alix, hope your having a great day!

      • Alix said:

        Thanks. Not too bad, and getting better by the day.

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