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Host Plants and Habitats of the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly, Euphydryas Phaeton (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), in the Great Lakes Region
The habitats and host plants of Euphydryas phaeton in the Great Lakes region are examined using data from several different populations spread over much of the region, showing that a significantly broadened view of the habitat and host plant choices of E.phaeton is warranted. Expand
Lepidoptera of Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Methods and Results of the Inventory
Abstract As a part of an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, we documented 1843 Lepidoptera species from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This total is based on previous survey efforts plus recentExpand
Gizzard contents of Piping Plover chicks in northern Michigan
Gizzard contents represented 16 families in 6 orders of freshwater and terrestrially occurring insects confirming behavioral observations that plover chicks opportunistically capture insects in shallow water and along shorelines, and believe this is the first direct information on diet reported for Piping Plovers from the Great Lakes population. Expand
An endemic plant and the plant-insect visitor network of a dune ecosystem
Abstract Network theory increasingly is used to quantify and evaluate mutualistic interactions, such as those among plants and their flower-visiting insects or pollinators. Some plant species haveExpand
DNA barcoding and morphology reveal three cryptic species of Anania (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) in North America, all distinct from their European counterpart
It is concluded that Anania coronata is actually a complex of four species, whereas three species occur in North America: Anania tertialis (Guenée), Anania plectilis and Anania tennesseensissp.n. Expand
Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
An annotated check list of Pyraloidea of North America north of Mexico is presented, including 861 Crambidae and 681 Pyralidae with 1542 total species, updated to reflect research over the last 30 years. Expand
Biology of the Genus Hemileuca (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) in Michigan
The presence of transitional phenotypes and the host plant and habitat suggest that Michigan popu­ lations are a single, variable species, which calls into question the taxonomic distinctness of the three eastern buckmoth species. Expand
First Report of Ecpyrrhorrhoe puralis (South) (Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) in North America: A Naturalized Exotic Pyraustine from Asia Feeding on Paulownia Siebold & Zucc.
In 2001, while sampling for the Great Smoky Mountains All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory at the Cosby Ranger Station, BGS collected a single specimen of a large, yellow pyraustine (Figs. 1, 2).Expand
The Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) as a Model for Testing Food-Value Theory
Comparisons of spot-mapped ovenbird territories with ground-sampled invertebrate availability may not be reliable tests of food-value theory, and it is found that juvenile ovenbirds were fed selectively from available food resources. Expand