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2015-05-08 14:30:17

So, why are healthy, green leaves from maple trees falling to the ground? This injury, caused by a tiny insect called the “Maple Petiole Borer”, does not cause any serious harm to the tree even though it might appear that the tree has lost a large percentage of its foliage.

2015-04-29 23:10:06

Crown Bees’ Mother’s Day special features all-in-one kit for raising native bees Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 29, 2015 Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate

2015-04-28 08:27:46

Collaboration with Honey Bee Experts Will Identify Tangible Actions to Help Improve the Health of Honey Bee Colonies in the Next Five Years RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 28, 2015

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2015-04-25 16:16:37

Not good: bees are shown to prefer pesticide-contaminated food, and this could negatively impact the bee population.

2015-03-18 23:02:18

Field-based study shows honey bee colonies are not harmed by realistic levels of exposure to the world’s most common insecticide (PRWEB) March 18, 2015

2015-03-12 08:27:12

Initiative Will Provide Pollinators with Needed Food as They Work Harder to Help Feed a Growing World Population RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

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2015-02-23 14:42:40

Moths with long tails are more likely to survive bat attacks, study says.

2015-01-27 23:11:58

Company seeks to increase population of gentle, native bees in North America Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 Bees are responsible for one out of

2015-01-15 23:11:44

Lifetime Health Australia anticipates a big year ahead as health circles tout Bee Pollen among the next big superfood trends for 2015. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB)

How do butterfly wings become so vivid and colorful?
2014-12-23 07:49:32

Butterflies are some of nature’s most beautiful creatures, with the shiny blue Morpho butterfly standing out as among the most spectacular. But how do the colors and patterns featured on their wings evolve?


Latest Pollinators Reference Libraries

Melissophobia
2013-12-24 11:13:46

Melissophobia or the fear of bees, from Greek melissa, meaning honey bee and phobos, meaning fear, and sometimes misspelled as melissaphobia and known also as apiphobia, is one of the most common fears among people and is kind of a specific phobia. The majority of the population have been stung by a bee or had friends or family members stung. A child may fall victim to a bee sting while playing outside. The sting can be rather painful and in some individuals results in swelling which might...

Brandt’s Bat, Myitus brandtii
2013-10-11 08:07:41

The Brandt’s bat has a large population in northwest of England but is endangered in Austria. The Brandt’s Bat has shaggy brown fur with a pale grey belly. This bat is not a large bat and weighs less than half an ounce and measures up to two inches long. Its wingspan is more than triple its body length at 7.5 to 9.5 inches. Brandt’s bat eats only insects (insectivorous) and is not blind. However, echolocation is used for “night-vision,” so that while hunting at night it does...

Lesser Long Nosed Bat, Leptonycteris yerbabuenae
2013-08-19 15:45:14

The lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae), also known as the Mexican long-nosed bat or more commonly as Sanborn’s long-nosed bat, is a species of leaf-nosed bat that can be found in a different areas depending upon the season. Its summer range includes southern portions of Arizona, California, and New Mexico and a yearly range in southern and eastern portions of Mexico and coasts of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.  This species prefers a habitat within scrublands,...

Greater Long Nosed Bat, Leptonycteris nivalis
2013-08-19 15:40:45

The greater long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis), also known as the Mexican long-nosed bat, is a species of leaf-nosed bat that can be found in Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States. It prefers a habitat within temperate forests or desert scrublands. The greater long-nosed bat migrates seasonally to different areas of is range, most likely due to weather patterns and food abundance. In Mexico, the greater long-nosed bat roosts in male and female colonies, but during midsummer, after...

Southern Long Nosed Bat, Leptonycteris curasoae
2013-08-19 15:20:27

The southern long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae) is a species of leaf-nosed bat that is native to South America. It holds a range that includes Venezuela, Colombia, and the islands of Curaçao, Aruba, and Bonaire. It prefers a habitat within arid or semiarid climates along coastlines or in scrublands and thorn forests. The Curacao population was once thought to be a subspecies but is now classified as a population along with other populations of the species. The southern long-nosed bat...

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