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Nikki Hanson, Amy L. Ross-Davis, and Anthony S. Davis

Conspicuous population declines of the iconic monarch butterfly are the result of loss of summer breeding habitat, extreme weather events, and deforestation of overwintering habitat ( Brower et al., 2002 , 2012 ; Casner et al., 2014 ; Flockhart

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Mary Lewis, Matthew Chappell, Paul A. Thomas, Rebekah C. Maynard, and Ockert Greyvenstein

note of the monarch or milkweed butterfly with special reference to its migratory habits Can. Field Nat. 37 150 Kahn, A.P. Morse, D.H. 1991 Pollinium germination and putative ovule penetration in self- and cross-pollinated common milkweed

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Ashby Leavell

practices at the Katherine Dulin Folger Rose Garden to the life cycle of a monarch butterfly at the Butterfly Habitat Garden. Other chapters review a zoo display, native American landscape, French-inspired royal parterre, and a victory garden, to name a few

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Douglas W. Tallamy

lineage on which they have specialized. When viewed across all lineages, plant defenses are very effective at deterring most insects. The monarch butterfly provides an excellent example. This species is a specialist on milkweeds that use various forms of

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Diane M. Narem, Mary Hockenberry Meyer, Chengyan Yue, and Nicole Roth

.E. 2014 National valuation of monarch butterflies indicates an untapped potential for incentive-based conservation Conserv. Lett. 7 253 262 Hahn, M. Brühl, C.A. 2016 The secret pollinators: An overview of moth pollination with a focus on Europe and North

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Bethany A. Harris, S. Kristine Braman, and Svoboda V. Pennisi

forage and inadequate diets, mite infestation and diseases, loss of genetic diversity, and exposure to certain pesticides ( Astegiano et al., 2015 ). Other native pollinators, including bumble bees and monarch butterflies ( Danaus plexippus L.), have

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Benjamin Campbell, Hayk Khachatryan, and Alicia Rihn

butterfly ( Danaus plexippus )–friendly plants and donate to conservation programs. Each of these studies demonstrates that consumers value and want to aid pollinator insects through their gardening practices [such as purchasing monarch butterfly

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Alicia Rihn and Hayk Khachatryan

. Goldstein, J. Widerholt, R. Mattsson, B. Thogmartin, W.E. 2014 National valuation of monarch butterflies indicates an untapped potential for incentive-based conservation Conserv. Lett. 7 3 253 262 Fairbrother, A. Purdy, J. Anderson, T. Fell, R. 2014 Risks of

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David C. Zlesak, John A. Eustice, and Cody L. Gensen

butterfly appeal helps to bring movement and interest to the garden and serve as a food source for wildlife. Monarch butterflies have been the prominent species visiting the interspecific ageratum populations from this breeding program, including

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Raquel Enedina Medina-Carrillo, Samuel Salazar-García, Jorge Armando Bonilla-Cárdenas, Juan Antonio Herrera-González, Martha Elva Ibarra-Estrada, and Arturo Álvarez-Bravo

Investigation of skin colour changes as non-destructive parameter of fruit ripeness of imported ‘Hass’ avocado fruit Acta Hort. 945 189 196 España-Boquera, M.L. Lobit, P. Castellanos-Morales, V. 2010 Leaf chlorophyll content estimation in the monarch butterfly