Associations between host migration and the prevalence of a protozoan parasite in natural populations of adult monarch butterflies

@article{Altizer2000AssociationsBH,
  title={Associations between host migration and the prevalence of a protozoan parasite in natural populations of adult monarch butterflies},
  author={S. Altizer and K. Oberhauser and L. Brower},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
  year={2000},
  volume={25}
}
1. Monarch butterflies Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) are susceptible to infection by the obligate protozoan parasite Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (McLaughlin and Myers) (Apicomplexa: Neogregarinida). Because monarchs form resident and migratory populations in different parts of the world, this host–parasite system provides the opportunity to examine how variation in parasite prevalence relates to host movement patterns. 
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