Caroline Moore

The sex life of the Monarch butterfly is positively wild

The male may be nature’s greatest bully, but exercising his droit du seigneur comes at considerable cost

Migrating Monarch butterflies in the autumn, at Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada. Getty Images

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