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This section serves as an introduction into monarch biology and associated research.

Adult monarchs display bright warning coloration as a signal to potential predators. (Photo: Fred Ormand)

Monarchs are fascinating. While they have the typical metamorphosis of insects in the order Lepidoptera, they are unique in their long-distance annual migration. 

Click through this section to learn more about the natural history of this brightly colored butterfly. Delve into the research around them. Learn how to rear monarchs in your home or classroom. And if you can't find the information you're looking for, check out our FAQ section or Ask the Expert

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