There’s a great article about parasites that target butterflies (in all stages … eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, adults) in the latest issue of American Butterflies (the journal of the North American Butterfly Association), titled “When Butterflies Get Bugs — the ABCs of Lepidopteran Disease.”
Very informative!!!! Great to be informed.
American Butterflies is a terrific publication, always packed with informative and fun, meaty articles — not the fluffy stuff of so many publications. If you’re not a member of NABA (North American Butterfly Association), consider joining and supporting this nonprofit that promotes butterfly watching, gardening, study, conservation.