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Black Death - Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus on Monarch Caterpillar

Nuclear polyhedrosis Virus

Description:

This virus enters the nucleus of infected cells and reproduces until the cell begins to produce crystals in the fluids of its host. The host becomes swollen with virus-containing fluid, turns black, and dies.

Habitat:

Habitat: Infected monarch caterpillar (Danaus plexippus)

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Maine, USA

Spotted on Sep 7, 2018
Submitted on Feb 11, 2019

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