They DO NOT get caught by the DynaTrap!
These beautiful flying insects paint the skies with different colors. They are incredibly beneficial to our environment, which is why the DynaTrap does not catch them. They’re probably one of the only insects that people get excited to see. But can you blame us? They bring a positive light to the numerous other pests that surround us during the Spring and Summer months.
The Butterfly lifecycle
Butterflies go through metamorphosis. Like most things, they start as an egg. Those small eggs then turn into Larva, AKA a Caterpiller. This is not a long stage of life. When the mother butterfly lays her eggs, she needs to do it on a leaf that can be eaten when her eggs hatch. When the larvae hatch, they begin to eat the leaf they were born onto. The caterpillers stage of life is a growing period. After the caterpillar sheds its fourth layer of skin, it moves to the next stage. This stage is the Chrysalis (or pupa) stage. This is when the caterpillar makes a chrysalis and begins the transformation into an adult butterfly. Once an adult (or an Imago) emerges from the chrysalis, it begins a life of pollinating our plants and painting our skies with beautiful colors.
So why are they so beneficial?
Like honeybees, they’re important pollinators. Butterflies use their probe-like tongues to collect pollen from plants. They fly from one flower to the next, stand on their long legs, and drink their pollen-filled meal. While they do this, pollen will stick to their legs and occasionally their bodies, resulting in the transfer of pollen to the next plant they fly to. When it comes down to it, bees are the top pollinators. Having smaller legs, their bodies pick up much more pollen than a butterfly does. Nonetheless, with these two pollinators working alongside each other, success is inevitable.
But are their concerns?
3 Points: Habitat Loss, Degradation, and Fragmentation. Due to agricultural development, urban and suburban development, and extraction of resources for humans and animals, our mighty pollinators are losing their sources to live. Degradation is the decline in the quality of habitat. Due to excess of cities and houses being made, we are making it harder for pollinators, especially those who are ground-nesters, to do their job. Because of this, habitats are becoming smaller, therefore the resources won’t be able to meet all the pollinators needs. Other reasons for pollinator decline includes the infiltration of non-native species, the increase of disease and pollution pesticides, and climate change. This is why the DynaTrap is a pesticide-free, environmentally friendly product. We want to keep hurtful insects out of your yards and gardens without hurting the beneficial insects, animals and plant life that also frequents those places.
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