Unformatted text preview: • Butterflies and moths are attracted by both color and odor, so flowers have both visual and odor attractants. • Butterflies and moths that serve as pollinators may have a long proboscis, so flowers typically have a long nectar tube. In central America, a flower was found with a tube about 7”. A moth with a 7” proboscis was found to be the pollinator. • Butterflies are diurnal. Many see red so red flowers are common butterfly flowers. • Most moths are nocturnal. Moth flowers will be night-blooming and give off heavy, sweet attractant odors. • Butterflies and moths can hover over flowers and do not need to land on the flower to feed, in contrast to bees and most other insects. Other Insects Many other insects are occasional pollinators and nectar feeders. Many flies and mosquitoes are nectar feeders....
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- Fall '09
- Reproduction, Pollination, Normal Light Flower, long nectar tube