Disease Education & Prevention in Butterflies

Monarch Parasites
The following items are reproduced with permission, from the University of Georgia Monarch Parasites website - www.monarchparasites.org.External Link

What is OE (Ophryocystis elektroskirrha)?

Biology and life cycle of OE (work in progress) -- [PowerPoint] -- [PDF]

Rearing Monarchs -- some tips for rearing caterpillars to adult butterflies

Parasites Affecting Monarchs - Did you know that fewer than one out of every ten eggs laid by a female monarch will survive to become an adult butterfly?

Monarch Health and Disease - Webinar presentation by Dr. Sonia Altizer. (Member password required)

International Butterfly Breeders Association, Inc.

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