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Migratory monarchs exhibit what's called directional flight. Watch for butterflies that are traveling determinedly in a southerly direction. Migratory monarchs don't flit about randomly; they typically fly a beeline with a southerly heading. When the wind is blowing a butterfly off course, the position of its body often still faces in the intended direction of travel.

Migratory monarch Butterfly flying in directional flight
Elizabeth Howard

 

 

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