Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Monarch Butterfly by Ximena and Saul

The life of the monarch butterfly is divided in 4 steps: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
Monarch butterflies, when they are adult, eat nectar, water and liquids from fruits. These butterflies migrate to Mexico because they are not able to survive in the cold days of winter.

The monarch butterflies do have some enemies like the birds, mice and some insects that usually est those butterflies. Another enemy of these species and the most important and destructive is the human, they sometimes destroy the habitats of these insects.
Nobody really knows the reason of the name that has been giben to these amazing insects but there are some theories like that they are called "monarch butterflies" because they are so large and they just look majestic.

The government of Canada do campaigns to protect and keep save the places where these majestic insects live.

These amazing insects travel from US and Canada to Mexico, some of the sates that they come from are: Washington, Minnesota, North Dakota,Ontario

The migration of this marvelous kind of insects starts August and ends until the first frost. During this time, butterflies travel

There are places where this type of butterflies get when they migrate, this places are called sanctuaries. A sanctuary is a sacred place, this places are sacred because of the animals that live in it.
For example, one of this sanctuaries is the Point Pelee Park which is located in Ontario, Canada.

Some of the problems suffered by these butterflies during migration are:

*This kind of butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.

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