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Insects of the Prairie

Insects of the Prairie

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Published by NEGameandParks
Insects of the Prairie
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Lincoln, NE
Insects of the Prairie
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Lincoln, NE

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Published by: NEGameandParks on Feb 25, 2013
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Insect of the Prairie
 
In Nebraska there are…
60+ species of reptile and amphibians,95 species of mammals,80 species of fish,400 species of birds,1470 species of plants, and
Over 10,000 species of insects.
Prairies are home to thousandsof species of insects.Many of the insects are speciallyadapted to living in the prairie.
 
Why are insects important to prairieecosystems? 
Insects help pollinate many prairie plants.Insects consume living and dead plant material, manure, anddead animals… all leading to increased nutrients in the soil. This, then, helps prairie plants grow better.Insects provide food for many prairie animals… birds, bats,skunks, moles, mice, shrews, frogs, and snakes.

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