Scientific Note: Insects associated with Guettarda scabra in Everglades National Park, Florida


Suzanne Koptur

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May 2020


butterflies, floral visitors, flower flies, herbivores, moths, pine rocklands, pollinators, velvetseed

Guettarda scabra leaves are consumed by a variety of moth caterpillars, some with adults that visit the flowers and may serve as pollinators. Flower-opening is hastened by eager flower-flies, and during the night the flowers are visited by hawk moths (Sphingidae); in the morning they are visited by butterflies.