Monarchs: The Most Advantageous Species

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Monarchs might as well be the most advantageous species on the planet because they help pollinate plants which produces our crops and provides a food source for birds and small reptiles. However, they’re facing some complications thats decreasing the population like habitat loss, climate change, chemical pollutants, poaching/farming, and public awareness. Herbicide are the monarchs biggest threat. People have thought of asking state and local representatives to scale down of unnecessary mowing and herbicide application, promoting agricultural methods that doesn’t kill milkweeds and other plants that pollinators need, and plant milkweeds in areas that aren’t available. The monarch is a milkweed butterfly in the family of Nymphalidae. How monarchs begin in their life cycle is the eggs are laid singly on the underside of a young leaf of a milkweed plant during the spring and summer months. Next caterpillars are hatched from their egg which takes 3 to 8 days. Then begin the chrysalis stage that they start growing differently inside. After about two weeks, they are adult butterflies. In the U.S., the eastern population migrates both north and south…show more content…
Herbicide is a pesticide used to kill unwanted plants and some of those unwanted plants are milkweed. Its an important plant to the monarchs because it gives energy while migrating to faraway places and where the next generation continues. Without milkweed the monarchs would not be able to survive that long to their adult years.The first solution is to plant milkweed in a certain area that isn’t agricultural. The monarchs can have their own home where it’s not close to herbicide. The second solution is to advance the agriculture methods so it wouldn’t poison the milkweeds. The third solution is to ask the government to take down nonessential mowing and herbicide applications and making a team to make it possible for monarchs

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