Topics » Environment   Dec. 24, 2013

Monarch butterflies flutter around the globe


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Monarch butterflies start out as caterpillars sporting yellow, black and cream bands. This one feeds on a leaf in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Read more: Fewer monarch butterflies are becoming 'snowbirds'