Scientists were bracing for a butterfly collapse. Now they’re everywhere

They are called Painted Ladies, and these butterflies are migrating by the millions across California.

Scientists were bracing for a butterfly collapse. Now they’re everywhere

Winter rains have caused the population of painted lady butterflies to explode in California. It's a welcome counterpoint to the demise of monarchs.


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  1. Monarch butterflies are close to collapse. These are not.

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  2. Saw plenty in mybuard this morning. I loved it. 🦋❤🦋
    even if my doggie went nuts barking at them 😆

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  3. Hundreds or probably thousands of them went by our house today (Woodland Hills). cc: Mark

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  4. They have made me so happy the past few days!! 🦋=😁

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  5. I saw one today🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋💗🌷

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  6. They’re all over Rancho Cucamonga 🦋🦋

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  7. I caught about 500 the past few days driving all over California – with my windshield. 🙁

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  8. Mother Nature’s about to KICK. OUR. ASSES.

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  9. gosh, Sue, you seem to share a lot of my interests,cool.

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  10. Angeleno living in Portland. I’m excited to see these beauties come north!

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  11. we are still killing them as quickly as we can.

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  12. I need to plant more flowers so I can get this back into my garden!

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  13. These beauties are flying all over my town.

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