• Question: Do all butterflies migrate? Are they all as extreme as the monarch butterfly?

    Asked by MollyW to Owen on 9 Jun 2022.
    • Photo: Owen Lewis

      Owen Lewis answered on 9 Jun 2022:


      Hi Molly, thanks for your question.
      Most butterfly species do not migrate. Even in species like the monarch, while the populations in North America have a spectacular migration, those in Australia and the Canary Islands are non-migratory. Famous migratory species in Europe include the Painted Lady.
      Owen

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