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Butterflies fall victim to mosquito control


South Florida's butterflies have become the unintended victim of insecticide control, according to FIU researchers. A five-year study by scientists in the FIU Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment Lab has found that exposure to naled, permethrin and dichlorvos — insecticides sprayed loyally for mosquito control — are acutely toxic with some species being more sensitive than others. more

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