Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution

By Agrawal, Anurag

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9780691166353 9781400884766
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Princeton Univ.


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Reviewed on March 1, 2017  |  Health and Medicine

Don't be fooled by the delicate beauty of monarch butterflies and milkweed: a war has raged for millions of years. Monarch caterpillars eat only milkweed, a toxic plant that continuously evolves to discourage consumption. The monarchs persist, as the poison makes them literally sickening to their predators. Agrawal (ecology, evolutionary biology, & entomology, Cornell Univ.; coeditor, Insect Outbreaks Revisited) offers ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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