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March 4, 2020

Monarch butterflies basking in the sun

Monarch butterflies bask in the sun before taking flight.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant DEB 0949650.]

Learn more about this research in the Florida Museum news story Florida monarch butterfly populations have dropped 80 percent since 2005. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 4, 2020)

Credit: Florida Museum photo by Court Whelan

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