Fueling the fall migration of the monarch butterfly.

@article{Brower2006FuelingTF,
  title={Fueling the fall migration of the monarch butterfly.},
  author={L. Brower and L. Fink and P. Walford},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={
          1123-42
        }
}
Monarch butterflies in eastern North America accumulate lipids during their fall migration to central Mexico, and use them as their energy source during a 5 month overwintering period. When and where along their migratory journey the butterflies accumulate these lipids has implications for the importance of fall nectar sources in North America. We analyzed the lipid content of 765 summer breeding and fall migrant monarch butterflies collected at 1 nectaring site in central Virginia over 4 years… Expand
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