Lepidoptera of North America 13. Flower Visitation by Colorado Butterflies (40,615 Records) with a Review of the Literature on Pollination of Colorado Plants and Butterfly Attraction (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea)
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I present 40,615 of my records of visits of adult butterflies (LEPIDOPTERA: Papilionoidea, Hesperioidea) to flowers and other food/water sources. Part I arranges the records by butterfly species to determine the flowers/foods most often visited by each butterfly species. Most butterflies visit a wide range of colors and types of flowers, with fewer visits to red at least in part because of a shortage of red flowers in the Colorado flora (subtropical/tropical butterflies evidently visit red more often, as demonstrated by hundreds of literature records for Phoebis sennae). But some butterflies ...