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monarch larva

Larvae of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) can be targeted by several species of parasitoid flies known as tachinids. New research using data collected by volunteers in the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project offers the deepest view yet of how parasitoids factor into monarch larval ecology. (Photo credit: Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org)

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