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Navigational mechanisms of migrating monarch butterflies.

It would be easy (and mischievous) here, to start a debate about which is more impressive: the long-distance migration of the monarch butterfly or the day-to-day foraging ability of the social insects. In this paper, the focus is not entirely on the awe-inspiring feat of the monarch butterfly during migration. But also highlights how this behaviour provides a model system for studies of compasses, biological clocks and the genetic mechanisms of a large-scale navigation.

Reppert, Steven M.; Gegear, Robert J.; Merlin, Christine (2010) Navigational mechanisms of migrating monarch butterflies. Trends in Neurosciences,

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