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Citation. Reed, C. C. 1995. Insects surveyed on flowers in native and reconstructed prairies (Minnesota). Restoration & Management Notes 13:210-213. [1668 CC]
Introduction. Insects-the small, often-forgotten members of functioning ecosystems--have, unfortunately, received relatively little attention from restorationists. We have yet to answer several questions about insect populations as they relate to our planning and evaluation of prairie restorations. For example, which insect species readily colonize a prairie restoration and how long does this take? How do insect populations change as the prairie matures? How do they compare with those of remnant sites? Do different combinations of prairie plants attract different types of insects?