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Butterfly migration

Lately the area has been inundated with butterflies migrating. Many assume that it is the annual migration of the monarch butterfly, and you would be partially correct in that assumption. Another species has joined the monarch this year in great numbers, the Painted Lady. I found a piece by K-State Research and Extension’s entomology department explaining a little about them, and why their numbers are so much higher this year.
This year, throughout Kansas, we have seen an abundance and wonderful display of painted lady (Vanessa cardui) butterflies. The painted lady butterfly is one of the most common and ...


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