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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

Month: Jul
Year: 2000

Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Volume: 144
Issue: 1
Pages: 1-10

Article Topic(s): Pollination
Research Setting(s): Savanna

Species Referenced: Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf coreopsis), Monarda punctata (Spotted beebalm),

Abstract

Researches 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 Citation

R. 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.

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