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Jaret Daniels and Akito Kawahara – Lepidotera Research at FLMNH

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Today’s program features two acclaimed butterfly researchers from the Florida Museum of Natural History. Jaret Daniels, Director of the McGguire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, and Maguire Center Curator Akito Kawahara discuss their research on butterflies and moths and the effects that population, environmental issues and climate change have on preserving insect biodiversity.

Akito’s early fascination with butterflies.

Additional Resources:
7 reasons why moths are amazing. July 19, 2018.

Bat off! Larger hindwings and longer tails have evolved to help moths evade capture by bat. July 17, 2018.

Watch how battles with bats give moths their flashy tails.  July 4, 2018

National Geographic Magazine Article: Clever Luna Moths Use Decoys to Fool Bats. June 2016 issue.

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