|The most distinctive and recognized butterfly
in the world would have to be the Monarch Butterfly
(Danaus plexippus). It is found worldwide in sub-tropical
and tropical areas in the relatively open habitats
of meadows, fields, marshes, and cleared
roadsides. Monarchs range across North America
from coast to coast and migrate to Southern
Canada during summer. Every autumn,
millions of Monarchs migrate South and to the West
towards central California and central Mexico.
Monarchs are most common throughout the United
States, Southern Canada, Central America, most
of South America, some Mediterranean countries,
the Canary Islands, Australia, Hawaiian Islands,
Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands. Eastern populations
winter in Florida, along the coast of Texas, and
in Mexico, then return North in the spring.
Remarkably, Monarch butterflies follow the same
migration patterns every year! During a Monarch
butterfly migration, huge numbers can be seen gathered
together in swarms. At the Mexico wintering sites,
butterflies roost in trees and form huge aggregations
that may have as many as several million individuals.
During winter Monarch butterflies sip
moist flower nectar during the warmer times of
the day. Most Monarch butterflies will accomplished
their mating before they leave North
in the spring. It is only natural that females
to lay their eggs along the way!
We have duplicated
the way that Monarch butterflies look and flap
their wings in nature with their
wing momentum matched at 6-7 flutters per minute
- just like a real monarch flaps its wings while
resting on a plant and airing out its wings. Having
three brilliantly colored orange Monarch
butterfly wings that move independently will
liven up any home or office instantaneously.