Native Plants in the Landscape - Butterflies and Moths as Pollinators

Start Date
06/09/2018
End Date
06/09/2018
Description
The presentation examines the niche which lepidopterans occupy among the insect pollinators. Differences and similarities between butterflies and moths will be discussed. Floral structure including size, shape, corolla depth and location of nectar dictate the species of visitor. Multiple examples of native plants in bloom, with a variety of butterfly and moth species sipping their nectar, add much visual interest to the program.

Location
Millersville, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Teach the importance of planting a variety of native shrubs, trees and herbaceous plants with varying floral structures for different insect species.
2. Teach the necessity of providing a succession of flowering native plants from spring through fall.
3. Display the complexity of the interactions between plants and insects.
Instructors
Deb Carman
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Provider
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve


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