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How Climate Change Affects the Life Cycle of Monarch Butterflies

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Drawing showing climate change impacts to each life cycle stage of monarchs: 1) Butterflies lay fewer eggs in wetter conditions, 2) Warmer temperatures reduce milkweed growth, leaving caterpillars hungry, 3) Erratic winters freeze overwintering pupae, 4) Shifting seasons disrupt migrations.


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USGS illustration created by Ben Slyngstad, VSFS Intern