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- Davis, Andrew K.; de Roode, Jacobus C.
- Animal Migration 2018 v.5 no.1 pp. 84-93
- Danaus plexippus; Protozoa; color; flight; migratory behavior; overwintering; parasites; pigmentation; tensile strength; wings; Mexico
- ... There is mounting evidence that the longterm declines of overwintering monarchs in Mexico are exacerbated by losses during the fall migratory journey. Infection with the protozoan, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (OE), is known to negatively impact migration success. Here we examine how infections affect specific wing traits of monarchs that are important for migratory success. We used a collection of ...