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Nectar plant selection by the Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Author(s): R. Grundel, N. B. Pavlovic and C. L. Sulzman
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Article Topic(s): Pollination
Research Setting(s): Savanna
AbstractResearches nectar plant selection by the Karner blue butterfly, an endangered species in the Midwest and Northeast United States. Results suggest that the Karner blue frequently chooses a suite of nectar plant species that includes Coreopsis lanceolata, Monarda punctata, and Solidago speciosa, among other.
Suggested CitationR. Grundel, N. B. Pavlovic and C. L. Sulzman. "Nectar plant selection by the Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore." American Midland Naturalist 144.1 (2000): 1-10.