Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30PM –
Life’s a Beach…for Insects too. Barrier Beaches as Specialized Habitat for Rare Moths
Coastal dune systems have been under-surveyed for moths. Two barrier beach systems, Dead Neck at South Cape Beach in Mashpee, and Horseneck in Westport were chosen for a season-long survey in 2019. This presentation will highlight the rich moth fauna present, differences in habitats between the two systems, some of the rare species present, and implications for management.
Mark Mello, Research Director at the Lloyd Center for the Environment