A painted lady butterflies number in millions in massive spectacle migration in California [1
Colorful insects leave the Mojave desert for Oregon in the Pacific Northwest every year during their annual migration, but this year their clean numbers surprised the scientists, according to the Door of San Francisco.
"In 2005, we had a similar epidemic," said Professor of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis, Arthur M. Shapiro. He has estimated the population of about one billion people. "They arrived here on March 11th. I thought it would be a lot of fun if they arrived again on March 11, but they did not, "he said. As insect populations around the world seem to be in a drastic decline, such a large number of migratory butterflies may break the problem (19659006) Wet winter with torrential rains caused an explosion This year, painted by butterflies, is due to rich food supplies in the wilderness where they put their eggs
He expects the numbers to be similar to 2005 figures, in millions, if not on
The butterfly, which is often confused with the monarch for similar colors, can move faster than 25 miles an hour and can go on without stopping, said Shapiro at the gate
The painted lady is one of the largest widespread species of butterflies in the world and
It can migrate up to 2500 miles above the mountains, seas and deserts and can travel at much higher altitudes than other insects
Very little to migrate insects in general and, in particular, for dyed ladies, but Californians certainly enjoy and the annual transition of the winged creatures through the Golden State.
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