|Monarch butterfly, the most famous traveler. © Beatriz Moisset|
In my last post I discussed two butterflies, the red admiral and the painted lady, that rival the monarch in their annual journeys. If you found this information surprising, you would be even more surprised to learn that there are several other butterfly globetrotters. Other insects capable of long range migrations are several species of dragonflies. There may be many others.
Let us look at a few more migratory butterflies.
|Cloudless sulphur. © Lynette Schimming. Bugguide.net|
|Common buckeye. © Beatriz Moisset|
|Common Buckeye. View of the underside. © Beatriz Moisset|
A gaggle of buckeyes takes a rest on their way south© Beatriz Moisset