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Re: How far can a butterfly fly?

Posted by D on August 29, 2011, 10:36 pm, in reply to "How far can a butterfly fly?"
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How long butterflies typically stay airborne or the Guinness world record
for sustained flight seem to be difficult statistics to obtain.

some of the Google queries I have tried

"flight duration of a butterfly"

"a butterfly can fly" without landing

butterfly can fly before landing

"butterfly sustained flight"

The answer may be here if you want to read it

http://www.atmos.anl.gov/gcep/Archives/2008/2008EOSpresentations/Megan%20Stachura%20SURE%20Final%20Workshop%202008.pdf

Other fun stuff

The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq0pK8d0OFg

Many butterflies migrate over long distances. Particularly famous
migrations are those of the Monarch butterfly from Mexico to northern
USA and southern Canada, a distance of about 4000 to 4800 km (25003000 miles).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly#Migration

The round trip takes two or three generations to complete, because of
the short individual life span

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Butterflies.aspx

Butterflies can only fly if their body temperature is above 86 degrees

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/allabout/

Quotations about Butterflies

http://www.quotegarden.com/butterflies.html

Don't help butterflies be born

http://inspirationmanifestation.com/505/flight-of-the-butterfly/

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