From MPR: Early research links insecticide, monarch butterfly deaths

Dan Gunderson, MPR News, reports on new research by Dr. Vera Krischik, U of M entomologist. Krischik shows that the widely used neonicotinoid, Imidacloprid, has  “a very big impact on the larvae” of  a Monarch butterfly. Krischik describes the potential risk to Monarchs when neonicotinoids are used on backyard plants near milkweed, the food for Monarchs.