This intrepid insect has gained fame thanks to the phenomenon of its migration that consists of traveling from Canada and the United States to the forests of our country.

It has only half a gram of weight but is capable of crossing between 2,000 and 4,000 kilometers one way plus the same distance back to achieve your trip.

Your stay in Mexico allows this lepidopteran to reach physical maturity. Not all monarch butterflies migrate, those that do not live until a month, those that do travel reach a life cycle of 9 months and are known as "Methuselah" in honor of their longevity.

His journey begins in the middle of August when he leaves the northern countries to the south. Between the months of September and October it arrives in Mexico where it crosses the States of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, State of Mexico and Michoacán.

If you want to know more about this beautiful insect, the perfect place is the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. This space has 56,269 hectares of forest located between the limits of the State of Mexico and Michoacán.

The area is protected in order to conserve the wildlife that lives there. If you dare to visit the monarch butterfly, remember to be a responsible tourist by following the signs and indications of the local guides.

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