[PCA] NEWS: Early Spring Is Bad News for Butterflies

Olivia Kwong plant at plantconservation.org
Tue Mar 27 07:29:34 CDT 2012


Early Spring Is Bad News for Butterflies
LiveScience.com -- Thu, Mar 15, 2012

Butterflies in the Rocky Mountains are likely taking a hit from climate 
change, according to new research.

Lab experiments suggest that Mormon fritillaries, dainty butterflies with 
gold, orange and brown-flecked wings, are dying off in Colorado's Rockies 
because earlier snowmelts are killing off the wild flowers they feed on.

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