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Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Abby Olena | Aug 16, 2018
A 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber alongside grains of pollen likely pollinated prehistoric plants.
Bees’ Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined
Catherine Offord | Mar 22, 2018
Researchers pinpoint a protein that can metabolize at least one of the insecticides, highlighting a route to identifying compounds that are friendlier to the critical pollinators.
Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit
Staff | Nov 21, 2017
Scientists discover the real pollinators of a popular houseplant flower.
Germany Sees Drastic Decrease in Insects
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 18, 2017
A 27-year-long study finds insect biomass has declined by about 75 percent.
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2017
Important pollinators under threat from habitat destruction, bumblebees may find refuge on vacant land throughout Michigan’s largest metropolis.
Field Studies Confirm Neonicotinoids’ Harm to Bees
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 29, 2017
Two large studies find that, in real-world conditions, the insecticides are detrimental to honey bees and bumblebees.
Restoring a Native Island Habitat
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 30, 2017
Removal of non-native vegetation from an island ecosystem revives pollinator activity and, in turn, native plant growth.
To Attract Pollinators, Flower Mimics Wounded Bee
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 7, 2016
Umbrella flowers lure in flies by mimicking the alarm signals produced by the flies’ preferred prey.
The Flower Sense of Hawkmoths
Alison F. Takemura | Sep 1, 2016
The pollinators of a wild tobacco plant use the tip of their proboscis to determine whether they should stop for a drink.
Bumblebees Pick Infected Tomato Plants
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 11, 2016
Tomatoes infected with cucumber mosaic virus lure the pollinators, according to a study.