Surprise: it's in the antennae!
Neurobiologists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have long wondered how monarch butterflies (Danaus...
MONARCH BUTTERFLY nectaring in the Luther Burbank Gardens, Santa Rosa. The Luther Burbank home is in the background. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's in the Antennae
IT'S IN THE ANTENNAE--University of Massachusetts Medical School neurobiologists published an article in Science today (Sept. 25) that identifies a new role of the antennae in monarch butterfly migration. The key mechanism is not in the brain, but in the antennae. This photo shows a monarch nectaring last weekend in the Luther Burbank Gardens, Santa Rosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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MONARCH BUTTERFLY--A drenched butterfly rests on ice plant. This photo was taken Oct. 19, 2007 along the Mendocino coast. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of Rain on Butterfly Wings
CLOSE-UP OF RAIN ON BUTTERFLY WINGS--This photo was taken of a Monarch butterfly near Timber Cove, Mendocino Coast, on Oct. 19, 2007. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)