The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
Monarch Lab is on YouTube!
Monarch Lab Ph.D. candidate, Carl Stenoien, has been building an archive of stunning timelapse videos. Carl has been able to expertly record a variety of butterfly species pupating and eclosing. Some of Carl's videos even offer a view into the more sinister side of nature. Carl studies parasitoid wasps (small wasps that lay their eggs inside a pupal host), and was able to get some novel footage of Pteromalus cassotis parasitoids emerging from a parasitized chrysalis, as well as P. cassotis parasitizing a pupating monarch. These are some "must-see" videos for anyone interested in the amazing world of insects.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 7:59 am
ST. PAUL, Minn.---Today, a group of ten monarch researchers and conservationists from across the U.S. issued a statement highlighting concerns with the release of commercially raised and other mass-reared monarch butterflies and recommended against the practice.
From Our Blog
Friday, October 30, 2015 3:06 pm
MonarchNet, the central website for monarch citizen science and data, has been relaunched!
Meet Monarch Lab staff and students and get to know our history.
Many different Monarch Lab programs will benefit from a financial contribution. Read more about how to support our work.
The UMN Monarch Lab is a partner of the Monarch Joint Venture, a national partnership working to conserve the monarch migration in the U.S.