Rochester, N.Y - If you’ve been seeing a lot of butterflies fluttering by this week, you’re not alone. The Red Admiral butterfly population is booming this spring.
The Red Admiral has black wings with splashes of red. The Red Admiral migrates from the south every spring, and is the first to head back down south in autumn.
According to Walt Nelson of Cornell Cooperative Extension, the butterflies arrived in the region about two weeks ago.
Reports from other cities, including Chicago, say the population of this species of butterfly may be ten times normal this year. Warmer spring weather is one possible explanation for the increased number.
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