Monarch Butterfly Fact Sheet
Monarch Butterfly Fact Sheet

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippu): Danaus plexippus in Greek means "sleepy transformation." The name evokes the species' ability to hibernate and metamorphize.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Arthropoda
Class: | Insecta
Order: | Lepidoptera
Genus: | Danaus
Species: | plexippu

Monarch butterflies are one of the most recognizable species of butterflies in North America. They are widely known ...

eButterfly | Nature Nation
eButterfly | Nature Nation

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the nation. This week we bring you eButterfly.

There's nothing more nostalgic than watching a butterfly flutter by. Now, you can help science evolve while watching these beautiful winged creatures by photographing butterflies and recording your ...

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