Oviposition preference and larval performance of North American monarch butterflies on four Asclepias species

@inproceedings{Ladner2005OvipositionPA,
  title={Oviposition preference and larval performance of North American monarch butterflies on four Asclepias species},
  author={Deborah T. Ladner and Sonia Altizer},
  year={2005}
}
Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus L. (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), occur world-wide and are specialist herbivores of plants in the milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae). In North America, two monarch populations breed east and west of the continental divide in areas populated by different host plant species. To examine the population variation in monarch responses to different Asclepias species, we measured oviposition preference and larval performance among captive progeny reared from adult… CONTINUE READING