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Lifestyles of East Coast Butterflies

Butterfly lifestyles reflect intimate links with the host plants on which they feed. Why do butterflies select only certain hosts? How do host plants fight back against browsing caterpillars? How does plant choice affect other key aspects of a butterfly's lifestyle, from when it emerges as an adult to how it spends the winter? Find the answers to these questions, plus many interesting and surprising facts about butterflies' hidden lives, in "Lifestyles of East Coast Butterflies" by Rick Cech (45 minutes 1 hour; recommended for early teens and older). See All Talks »