Monarchs Bred in Captivity
Recently had monarchs released that were bred in captivity for a butterfly exhibit. Do such monarchs migrate? If they came from Florida and were released in Texas would their migratory patterns be all confused!?
The monarchs that migrate are the ones that emerge in late summer or early fall, so that shouldn't be an issue. As to whether later butterflies that came from Florida and were released in Texas would have confused migratory patterns....that's a good question. Supposedly there is something (in weather, temperature, sun, etc.???) that causes the butterfly that is formed in the chrysalis to instinctively know when and where to migrate. Hope this helps.