Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Monarch butterfly parasitoids brough to light by citizen science


'Unprecedented view' of parasitoid presence in monarch larval ecology

Date:  July 10, 2017
Source:  Entomological Society of America

Summary:  Scientists now know more than ever about the flies that attack monarch butterfly caterpillars, thanks to citizen science. Since 1999, volunteers participating in the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project have collected and raised more than 20,000 monarch eggs and caterpillars, and they've recorded incidents of those specimens being parasitized by fly larvae.
     


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