We have a plant list!

Thanks to a study from Professor William Baltosser* we know The Diana is somewhat of a specialist AND we have a list of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary nectar plants. Lack of preferred food for adults may be playing a huge part in their struggles. Let's plant some of these this year! I have a google sheet to share if anyone wants access, just let me know by emailing me at CitizenScienceNWA@gmail.com

Primary Nectar Plants for Diana fritillary
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush/Globe Flower
Cirsium carolinianum Carolina/Soft Thistle
Cirsium discolor Field/Pasture Thistle
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower
Monarda fistulosa Beebalm/Wild Bergamot
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Slender Mountain Mint
Monarda russeliana Horsemint/Red Purple Beebalm
Keep in mind the LARVAL HOST PLANT of native Viola sp.

*Conservation Status and Genetic Variation of the Diana Fritillary, William H. Baltosser, Ph.D. – 10 April 2008

Publicado el marzo 5, 2024 09:54 TARDE por shawnhunter shawnhunter


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