milkweed

Monarchs prefer pesticide-free milkweed

July 30, 2020

Milkweed covered in pesticide cocktails repels egg-laying monarchs and their larvae — but the extent of chemical use in some areas may leave the butterflies with ...

Captive-bred monarchs don’t migrate

July 5, 2019

When either breeders or eager citizens raise monarch butterflies, they may be raising individuals that can’t migrate, according to new research. The idea to study ...

Mowing for monarchs

April 16, 2019

It may seem like taking a weed wacker to perennial grasslands where monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) feed on their only food source, milkweed, is not the best ...
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