Mutualism of the Month: Yucca and their moths

Mutualism of the Month: Yucca and their moths

This month’s mutualism is between a genus of shrub (Yucca) and several specialized moths.

The mutualism between two genera of yucca moths and Yucca shrubs is considered to be one of the most apparent cases of coevolution between plants and insects. Without one another, either group would go extinct!

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