Monarch Butterfly Considered For Endangered Species List

December 31, 2014 5:35 AM

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is launching a year-long status review of the monarch population in response to a request from conservation groups.

The iconic butterflies face threats from pesticide use and habitat loss – particularly from the loss of milkweed plants, which are the sole food source for monarch caterpillars.

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