Pollinators on the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie
The team also found a second species of pollinating moth, Gallium Sphinx, also with pollen-bearing structures stuck to its eyes. "This was a pretty clear confirmation that these moths are visiting the flowers," says Borkowsky. Armed with that knowledge, she and her team moved on to a second question: why do Western Prairie Fringed Orchids in Manitoba produce fewer seed capsules than those in Minnesota, North Dakota and more southern parts of its range.
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