butterfly attraction

lday at iquest.net lday at iquest.net
Thu Nov 13 00:52:37 EST 1997

>Do the same properties which attract Australian butterflies to plants in 
>Australia also work to attract native butterflies elsewhere?  (For 
>example, could an Australian butterfly attracting nectar or host plant be 
>an attractive nectar or host plant for a native Californian butterfly?) 
>(Or any other country for example)

I think it should.  Aren't most butterflies pretty similar in their
general tongue design, color vision, and type of sugar they prefer?
(The ones that do come to nectar.)

Liz Day

LDAY at iquest.net 
Indianapolis, Indiana, central USA, 40 N latitude, zone 5.

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