What happens when a monarch skips a meal?

Agathe Moreau: Monday, June 20, 2022

 

The monarch butterfly caterpillar has a voracious appetite. It feeds exclusively on its host plant, milkweed, which it devours at an astonishing clip. In less than two weeks, its weight increases 2,700-fold! But what happens when it doesn’t get enough to eat?

by Agathe Moreau, Mission Monarch Education coordinator

 

To read this article, please visit the Space for Life website.

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