News that the monarch butterfly has nearly vanished from the planet means it may be be deemed an endangered species. What does that mean? Trace and Julia read the fine print in the Endangered Species Act.
A museum volunteer got an amazing surprise when he came upon the rare creature, just emerged from its chrysalis.
The North American population of monarch butterflies has decreased by 90 percent over the past two decades. Federal regulators are now considering giving the butterflies legal protection. Continue reading →
A species of butterfly uses its decorative flair for protection and also varies its color and intensity by season as predator types change.
These animals know how to brighten the land, sea, or wherever they happen to live.
Researchers have figured out how to use artificial photonic materials to mimic the butterfly's attractive light show.
A mysterious butterfly-shaped cloud spotted over St. Louis last week was built from actual butterflies.
Contest yields a stunning array of pictures of nature in action.
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