Hundreds of Painted Lady Butterflies are swarming a ‘super bloom’ in southern California.
A professor at the University of California, who’s been studying butterflies’ mirgration for nearly 50 years, says this is the biggest outbreak since 2005. According to him, Painted Ladies tend to thrive when there’s a ‘super bloom’ because there are so many plants for the butterflies to lay their eggs on.
In North America, Painted Ladies spend the winter around the United States – Mexico border and fly North in the Spring. They also tend to migrate in waves.
Some people call the phenomenon “magical.”