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painted lady's roundtrip migratory flight is the longest recorded in butterflies

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painted lady's roundtrip migratory flight is the longest recorded in butterflies

previously known to migrate from europe to the afrotropics during the autumn, the fate of this butterfly species and its offspring remained unknown. researchers were now able to demonstrate that painted lady butterflies return from the afrotropical region to recolonise the mediterranean in early spring, travelling an annual distance of 12,000 km across the sahara desert.while the palearctic-african migratory circuit is typically associated with birds, scientists from the institute of evolutionary biology (ibe), a joint research centre of the spanish national research council (csic) and pompeu fabra university (upf), in barcelona, spain, found that a butterfly species endures annual trans-saharan circuits like some birds do ?the painted lady ...