Tag: butterflies

UF/IFAS study: Mow less along highways; preserve pollinators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mowing less frequently along Florida’s highways boosts pollinator and wildflower biodiversity and would likely save money on gasoline and manpower, new University of Florida research shows. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists study how, why butterflies survive fires

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Deciding how often and when to use prescribed fire can be tricky, especially when managing for rare butterflies, University of Florida scientists say. That realization stems from a UF Institute of Food… Read More

Evolution Causes Bad-Tasting Butterflies to Share Appearance and Habitat, UF Study Shows

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Marianne Elias – marianne.elias@ed.ac.uk Keith Willmott – kwillmott@flmnh.ufl.edu View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Competition for resources can cause animal species in an ecological community to evolve away from each other, becoming… Read More

Largest butterfly in Western Hemisphere needs help to avoid extinction, UF experts say

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Tom Emmel tcemmel@ufl.edu, 352-494-7402 Matt Lehnert mlehnert@ufl.edu, 352-870-4002 Eric Garraway eric.garraway@uwimona.edu.jm, 876-977-7470 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Homerus swallowtail is the Western Hemisphere’s largest butterfly, but University of Florida researchers say… Read More