Posts Tagged ‘moths’

Common moths in Iowa

Photo of a white-lined sphinx moth

Moth balls. Moths flying out of old trunks in the attic. Moths escaping from bags of bird seed. Dusty, brown, uninteresting moths. The stereotypes about moths aren’t really true, because there are many moths in the world, and in Iowa, that are actually quite neat. Learn about a few that you will be able to…

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Native Iowa butterflies and moths: Skippers and swallowtails

Photo of an eastern swallowtail

More than 70 species of butterflies have been spotted in Dickinson County. And yet, the order Lepidoptera is made up of about 90 percent moths. So between butterflies and moths, there is a lot of fluttering action going on around us. (Learn the difference between butterflies and moths.) During the first Pollinator Education Series program, naturalist Ashley…

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Learn about the butterflies and moths found in Dickinson County

Photo of a monarch butterfly hanging from its chrysalis

Five families of butterflies call Dickinson County home, including 70 different species. But how much do you know about them? Naturalist Ashley Hansen will teach people about the native butterflies and moths of the Iowa Great Lakes area during the first program in the new Pollinator Education series 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the…

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