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Butterfly Effect: Can Monarchs Avoid Extinction?

Season 1 Episode 5 | 11m 20s

Why are monarch butterflies disappearing? You may know them for their amazing migration, but over the past few decades, monarch butterflies have been part of a vanishing act that has scientists worried. Conservation biologists Ashley Fisher and Isis Howard show us what it takes to track monarch butterflies at an overwintering spot as they try to figure out what’s behind the population plunge.

Aired: 02/14/24
Funding for INSECTARIUM is provided by the National Science Foundation.
Extras
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NYC ants can eat 6,000 hot dogs a year… and that’s making our cities greener.
Bumble bees—vital and fuzzy pollinators—face unique threats amidst global insect declines.
Can you ever love a roach? The crucial role roaches play in ecosystems may surprise you!
Beneath ladybugs’ charming spots and vibrant colors lie killer instincts.
Take flight with dragonflies and discover what makes them spectacular aerialists.
Decode firefly flirting and their language of light with entomologist Jessica Ware.
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Mantises are masters of disguise and evolution has shaped their camouflage in surprising ways.
NYC ants can eat 6,000 hot dogs a year… and that’s making our cities greener.
Bumble bees—vital and fuzzy pollinators—face unique threats amidst global insect declines.
Can you ever love a roach? The crucial role roaches play in ecosystems may surprise you!
Beneath ladybugs’ charming spots and vibrant colors lie killer instincts.
Take flight with dragonflies and discover what makes them spectacular aerialists.
Decode firefly flirting and their language of light with entomologist Jessica Ware.