Stunted butterfly wings linked to food shortages during caterpillar phase

Migrating monarch butterflies need to develop optimal wing shape if they are to successfully complete their journey
Migrating monarch butterflies need to develop optimal wing shapes if they are to successfully complete their journeys.

ResearchBlogging.org A lack of food during a critical stage of larval development may impair the growth of adult monarch butterfly wings, with potentially disastrous consequences for the migration success of this species.  Continue reading