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Which is the only butterfly known to overwinter in its adult form?

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Which is the only butterfly known to overwinter in its adult form?
posted Jul 21, 2017 by Mukul Chag

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Monarch is the only butterfly known to overwinter in its adult form. The annual migration of monarch butterfly is a unique and amazing phenomenon. The monarch is the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration as birds do. Unlike other butterflies that can overwinter as larvae, pupae, or even as adults in some species, monarchs cannot survive the cold winters of northern climates. Using environmental cues, the monarchs know when it is time to travel south for the winter. Monarchs use a combination of air currents and thermals to travel long distances. Some fly as far as 3,000 miles to reach their winter home

answer Jul 24, 2017 by Anushka
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