Moth Pollination

After dark, moths and bats take over for pollination. Nocturnal flowers with pale or white flowers heavy with fragrance and copious dilute nectar, attract these insects.  Also not all moths are nocturnal pollinators some are active during the day.

Flowers typically visited by Moths are:

  • In clusters and provide landing platforms
  • White or dull colors
  • Open late afternoon or night
  • Ample nectar producers, with nectar deeply hidden, such as morning glory, tobacco, yucca, and gardenia.

Did You Know. . . .the Yucca Plant is completely dependent on yucca moth for its survival!

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