Butterflies of Manitoba: How to identify different species
Join us for a CPAWS Manitoba webinar to discover the incredible diversity of Manitoba’s butterflies.
How many species of butterflies can you name in Manitoba? What about the families they belong to? There’s more than you think!
Join us for a CPAWS Manitoba webinar with Kirstyn Eckhardt, a graduate student of entomology at the University of Manitoba, to discover the incredible diversity of Manitoba’s butterflies.
We’ll learn how to identify the five families of butterflies in Manitoba based on their morphology (body structures) and look at several species in detail from each major group, noting the features and characteristics to help identify each butterfly.
Kirstyn will also answer some commonly asked questions, including the difference between moths and butterflies and how to tell them apart.
About the speaker
Kirstyn Eckhardt is a first-year graduate student in entomology at the University of Manitoba studying the growth and development of an endangered prairie butterfly, the Poweshiek skipperling. In her free time you can find her outdoors with her camera chasing butterflies.
–The views and opinions expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or positions of CPAWS Manitoba.–
How can we help?
If you have any questions or require any additional accommodations to participate, please email us at [email protected]
About CPAWS Manitoba
CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres. Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s lands and waters.
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