Butterflies and Moths of North America

  title={Butterflies and Moths of North America},
  author={Herman Strecker},
Spatial phylogenetics of butterflies in relation to environmental drivers and angiosperm diversity across North America
A spatial phylogenetic analysis of North American butterflies to test whether climate stability and temperature gradients have shaped their diversity and endemism found that biodiversity patterns in butterflies are strikingly different from flowering plants, especially warm deserts. Expand
Local and landscape effects on population dynamics of birds and butterflies in Iowa
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A successful model for citizen scientist involvement in building a statewide at-risk butterfly database
Long-term population trend data are not available for most butterfly species in many areas. Historically, this has meant that many governmental agencies make conservation decisions affecting thisExpand
Butterfly community structure and landscape composition in agricultural landscapes of the central United States
Agricultural landscapes worldwide are under increased pressure to provide food, feed, fiber, and fuel for a growing human population. These demands are leading to changes in agricultural landscapesExpand
Cisthene kentuckiensis (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae): First Record for Missouri
The Lithosiini (Erebidae: Arctiinae) feed as caterpillars on algae growing on stones or epiphytic algae on woody vegetation, or they might feed upon the algal layer of lichens (Haybeck 1987) or onExpand
Local and landscape effects on butterfly density in northern Idaho grasslands and forests
Understanding butterfly response to landscape context can inform conservation management and planning. We tested whether local-scale resources (host and nectar plants, canopy cover) or landscapeExpand
DNA-based taxonomy and potential suppression of long-established names: the case of Telegonus fulgerator (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)
An historical background on the nomenclature of T. fulgerator is provided, a neotype is proposed in order to stabilize a name that has been in use for almost 250 years, and the few data available on geographic distributions and probable dispersal scenarios of several of the cryptic species of the fulgerators complex are summarized based on publicly available barcodes. Expand
Range, genetic diversity and future of the threatened butterfly, Pieris virginiensis
A large effective population size indicates that P. virginiensis are not yet nearing extinction, and it is found that latitude accounts for nearly one‐fifth of the variation in emergence date. Expand
Insights into Population Origins of Neotropical Junonia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae) Based on Mitochondrial DNA
Differences found in COI haplotype diversity, present-day , and the timing of population expansions are consistent with the hypothesis that the Mexico population of J. genoveva is the more recently evolved. Expand
Does Specialized Pollination Impede Plant Invasions?
It is concluded that specialized pollination requirements do not present a barrier to invasions when plants are specialized to pollinators or pollinator functional groups with very wide distributions. Expand