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Compass A&E

Anurag Agrawal, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, is the author of last year’s award-winning book, “Monarchs and Milkweeds: A Migrating Butterfly, A Poisonous Plant, And Their Remarkable Story Of Coevolution.” He has agreed to answer five questions, so we can learn more about one of our favorite Lepidoptera. 

CK: The Monarchs have arrived. We love to see these lovely creatures fluttering about, but tell us why we should observe them more seriously. 

AA: The...