I am sharing, with you, an important new article by ANDY DAVIS of "Monarch Science"
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Holy #@$%! A new OE parasite is discovered (not on monarchs), AND, it's being spread by the butterfly house trade
Folks, hang on to your butts! There is a new study that just hit the press and it's absolutely nuts. It has so many implications that my head is spinning. Let me tell you about it...Let's start with a little background on the OE parasite. As anyone who has been around monarchs knows, OE (Ophryocystis elektroscirrha) is a naturally-occurring protozoan parasite that can infect monarchs. It forms long-lasting spores that hang out on the abdomen of adults (pictured above), and they fall off and scatter onto milkweed leaves. The larvae consume the spores when eating the plants, and then the ...
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