Milkweed Matters: Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Survival and Development on Nine Midwestern Milkweed Species

@article{Pocius2017MilkweedMM,
  title={Milkweed Matters: Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Survival and Development on Nine Midwestern Milkweed Species},
  author={V. Pocius and D. Debinski and J. Pleasants and K. G. Bidne and R. Hellmich and L. Brower},
  journal={Environmental Entomology},
  year={2017},
  volume={46},
  pages={1098 - 1105}
}
  • V. Pocius, D. Debinski, +3 authors L. Brower
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Environmental Entomology
  • Abstract The population of monarch butterflies east of the Rocky Mountains has experienced a significant decline over the past 20 yr. In order to increase monarch numbers in the breeding range, habitat restoration that includes planting milkweed plants is essential. Milkweeds in the genus Asclepias and Cynanchum are the only host plants for larval monarch butterflies in North America, but larval performance and survival across nine milkweeds native to the Midwest is not well documented. We… CONTINUE READING
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