Does Bt Corn threaten any Rare Prairie Skippers

Paul Cherubini cherubini at
Wed Aug 23 22:24:22 EDT 2000

Roger Kuhlman wrote:
> All the concern about bt Corn has been directed to the Monarch so far. I was
> wondering if any of the rare prairie skippers could be impacted by this
> genetically manipulated product. It would seem due to their much smaller
> population sizes and restricted ranges, some skippers might be potentially
> at danger.

I remember reading somewhere that the EPA said it was unaware of any
threatened or endangered lepidopterans that breed inside or at the edges
of corn fields.

Paul Cherubini

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