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Insecticide Residues on Ornamental Milkweed Can Harm Monarch Butterflies

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This post Insecticide Residues on Ornamental Milkweed Can Harm Monarch Butterflies appeared first on Entomology Today – Brought to you by the Entomological Society of America.

Nursery-grown milkweed is in high demand amid consumer interest in monarch butterfly conservation. However, a variety of insecticides used to control aphids in nurseries can linger for weeks in milkweed plants at levels high enough to kill monarchs, a new study shows. [Read more]

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