Join in the Big Butterfly Count 2017 – the largest butterfly survey

Originally published at: https://beeworldwide.com/2017/07/17/join-in-the-big-butterfly-count-2017/

Did you know that Butterflies and Moths are pollinators too like Bees?

Butterflies are very active during the day and visit a variety of wildflowers, tracking pollen from one flower to another as they go.

Some wildflowers are mutually adapted to specialist pollinators like Butterflies and Moths.

Both Bees and Butterflies drink nectar from plants to help fuel them during flight, Butterflies can probe deeper with their longer tongues (proboscis) when compared to Bees.

Bees are recognised as the most effective insect pollinators, while Butterflies are less efficient when compared to Bees for moving pollen between plants…

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