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Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species

Authors: Richard L Hellmich (Iowa State University) , Diane Debinski (Iowa State University) , Victoria Pocius (Iowa State University)

  • Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species

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    Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species

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Abstract

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium was established in March 2015. Adding milkweeds to agricultural landscapes is one of many Consortium goals. In order to further monarch butterfly conservation efforts, scientists need more information about milkweed phenology and persistence on the landscape, and how monarchs are using these plants because milkweeds are now absent from most agricultural fields. This study is being conducted over multiple years to examine both oviposition preference andlarval survival on nine milkweed species endemic to Iowa. These data will be used as a baseline for informing monarch habitat conservation and restoration efforts across the midwest.

How to Cite:

Hellmich, R. L. & Debinski, D. & Pocius, V., (2016) “Monarch Oviposition and Larval Survival on Nine Native Milkweed Species”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2015(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2016
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