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    Migrating Monarchs Facing Increased Parasite Risks

    Migrating Monarchs Facing Increased Parasite Risks

    During their annual migration to wintering sites in Mexico, monarch butterflies encounter dangers ranging from cars and trucks to storms, droughts and predators. A study led by ecologists at the University of Georgia has found evidence that these iconic insects might be facing a new challenge.

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    In Search of Soybeans Resistant to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

    In Search of Soybeans Resistant to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

    The invasive brown marmorated stink bug "will eat almost anything." Among its targets is soybean, the number-two crop in the United States. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service are working to identify soybean breeds that exhibit resistance to the pest.

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    Butterfly Color Patterns Reveal Clues About the Genes That Build Insect Wings

    Butterfly Color Patterns Reveal Clues About the Genes That Build Insect Wings

    Researchers at the University of Manitoba studied color patterns in various species of butterflies, including painted ladies (Vanessa cardui), and the underlying genes that drive those patterns, revealing a previously undetected compartment boundary that may exist in the wings of all holometabolous insects.

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