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Paul Cherubini monarch at
Wed Jan 26 20:44:15 EST 2005

Ed Reinertsen wrote:

> There are rules to follow so that the Scientific Community will 
> even look (review) you work.The USDA Butterfly Release 
> Decision Chart says that Monarchs are not allowed to be 
> released in Arizona. I'm sure USDA has their reasons. 

Ed, Chris Kline wrote: "Desert Botanical Garden acquired all 
necessary permits to release these monarchs as a part of their 
monarch exhibit."

> If you use farmed raised stock or transplants no one will even 
> look at your work, right or wrong.

Actually, there are at least two Monarch migration papers 
that have been published in peer reviewed journals 
that involved transplanted monarchs: 

Here's one of them:

Urquhart, F. A., Urquhart, N. R. 1977. Overwintering areas 
and migratory routes of the monarch butterfly (Danaus p. 
plexippus, Lepidoptera: Danaidae) in North America, with 
special reference to the western population. Canadian 
Entomologist 109:1583-1589 

Paul Cherubini
El Dorado, Calif.


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