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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from John Adams Middle School 2011

John Adams Middle School
1525 31st Street, NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Year: 2011
Teacher(s): Alissa Naymark

How does the gender of the monarch butterfly affect the wing lenghth?

Gillian M

The pupose of my experiment was to see if male wings are longer then female monarch wings. The procedures I used was holding the monarch gently with its wings closed and measuring it, then checking if it was a male or female. The data I got was that their wing lengths were about the same length (male: 55.8 female: 56.4). The conclusion is they have the ame average wing lenghth.


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