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The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear / L'année où le Monarque n'est pas apparu

The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear / L'année où le Monarque n'est pas apparu | Le flux d'Infogreen.lu | Scoop.it

 

ON the first of November, when Mexicans celebrate a holiday called the Day of the Dead, some also celebrate the millions of monarch butterflies that, without fail, fly to the mountainous fir forests of central Mexico on that day. They are believed to be souls of the dead, returned.

 

This year, for or the first time in memory, the monarch butterflies didn’t come, at least not on the Day of the Dead. They began to straggle in a week later than usual, in record-low numbers. [...]

 


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L'étonnant camouflage de Kallima inachus, un papillon en forme de feuille

L'étonnant camouflage de Kallima inachus, un papillon en forme de feuille | Le flux d'Infogreen.lu | Scoop.it

"Es sorprendente ver en vivo la Kallima inachus, una mariposa que se camufla en forma de hoja."

 

viaJosé A. Rodríguez


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Protéger les prairies marécageuses des zones humides du Michigan pourrait sauver un papillon de l'extinction

Protéger les prairies marécageuses des zones humides du Michigan pourrait sauver un papillon de l'extinction | Le flux d'Infogreen.lu | Scoop.it
State and federal officials are hoping that a push to protect the prairie fen wetlands of Michigan - particularly in Oakland County - can help save a rare species of butterfly that is nearly extinct.

 

[Oarisma powesheik, Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae]

 


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