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 Insect Host Plants

Mondays with Martha #67 - Insect Host Plants

This week I discuss the importance of host plants to our native insects. Learn about specialist and generalist feeders and why it's important to have native plant biodiversity and repetition of individual plants of a given species or lineage in our landscapes. Cute caterpillar examples are shown from our in-store "caterpillar zoo." To find what native woody and herbaceous plants support the greatest number of Lepidoptera (butterfly, moths, and skippers) species in your area, check out the Native Plant Finder:

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