Monarch dethroned: Painted Lady takes the crown

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Painted Lady, also known as the Vanessa cardui butterfly, performs a migratory cycle that can reach 12,000 km in multiple generations —  a cycle longer than that of the monarch — making it the longest migration known for any butterfly species and similar to that of many birds. These new findings were made by Professor Clément Bataille, a geochemist at the University of Ottawa, along with Gerard Talavera, a colleague from Institut de Biologia Evolutiva. Read the complete article.

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