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Lowcountry Lecture: South Carolina Butterflies and their Host Plants
November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Time/Location: This meeting will be held online on Tuesday, 11/17, at 6:30 pm via Zoom (subscribe to our email list to receive a Zoom invitation) and on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/SCNPS)
Presenter: Professor Brian Scholtens (Biology Department, College of Charleston)
Description: South Carolina has more than 160 species of butterflies ranging from subtropical species that migrate to our coast counties to north temperate species that barely make it into the state in our mountains. We are most familiar with the wide-ranging species that use widespread plants as caterpillar hosts, but many butterfly species have specific habitat and host plant requirements that require you to seek them out. Dr. Scholtens will discuss common butterfly species, but will also focus on host plant relationships of butterfly species found in some of South Carolina’s most unique and interesting habitats.