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for North Carolina Naturalist Vol. 22 Issue 2, Spring 2014
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The monarch butterfly in North America makes its way down to Mexico every year to lay eggs, passing through North Carolina in spring and fall. But with the decline of milkweed and other native plants, the monarch butterfly populations drop as well. North Carolinians can help by growing native species in their gardens.
Many native tropical insect species have counterparts in temperate climates of North America. The Eastern Hercules beetle, the Devil’s mare walking stick, and the Cloudless Sulphur butterfly are all common insects found in North Carolina that are closely related to tropical and desert insects.