Retro Monarch Women's Jersey (M)
This product was added to our catalog on June 15, 2016.
The Monarch jersey showcases the beauty of interlocked Monarch butterfly wings on both the front and back, while the side panels include the outlines of butterflies of various sizes. Finally, the sleeves present an image of a Monarch butterfly in all its glory.
The Monarch butterfly is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is one of the most recognizable butterflies in North America due to its tawny orange and black pattern. It usually has a wingspan of between 8.9 and 10.2 centimeters.
The Monarch butterfly is known for its multi-generational migration in the late summer and early autumn. The population covers thousands of miles from the US and Canada all the way to Mexico. Scientists estimate that there can be anywhere from 10 to 50 million Monarchs in a single wintering colony.
The decline in the Monarch butterfly population has been linked to the destruction of the common milkweed by the use of herbicides. Milkweed is the sole source of food for monarch caterpillars.
The Monarch is the state butterfly or insect of Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia.