Coloring Page: National Pollinators Week | Moth

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It’s officially National Pollinators Week! Join us for a weeklong celebration of the plants and animals that carry pollen. Plus we’re sharing ways you can help local pollinators too. This week, each coloring page is highlighting a different pollinator and showcases the hard work they do for Ohio plants and wildlife.

After bees, butterflies and wasps go to sleep, the nighttime pollinators take over. According to the U.S. Forest Service, nocturnal flowers with pale or white flowers that have a heavy fragrance and ample nectar rely on nighttime pollinators like moths and bats. Not all moth species are nocturnal, though, like the hummingbird moth (Macroglossum stellatarum), pictured below.

Flowers like jimsonweed, stephanotis and honeysuckle all rely on moths for pollination. Other plants rely on specific species of moths in order to survive. The yucca plant, for example, relies on the aptly named yucca moth. The yucca plant and yucca moth are so interdependent that each species cannot live without the other.

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A hummingbird moth pollinates a flower.

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