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Wind Turbines Are Deadly To Bats
2013-11-16 05:31:32

More than a half-million bats were killed by flying into high-speed wind energy turbines last year, according to new research scheduled for publication next week in the journal BioScience.

Honesty Is The Best Policy For Queen Bees
2013-11-14 09:44:12

Queen bees convey honest signals to worker bees about their reproductive status and quality, according to an international team of researchers, who say their findings may help to explain why honey bee populations are declining.

2013-10-30 23:35:02

Butterfly Lady continues her fifth year giving away Painted Lady butterfly rearing kits just for the cost of shipping and handling.

Honeybees Teach Scientists How To Build Better Robot Aircraft
2013-10-29 19:17:16

Honeybees are inspiring scientists at Australia’s Vision Centre to help build a robot aircraft.

Monarch Butterfly Grassroots Conservation
2013-10-29 05:31:15

US citizens love their monarch butterflies – so much so that they are apparently willing to contribute at least $4.78 billion dollars to conservation organizations working to protect the declining species, according to research published Monday in the journal Conservation Letters.

Can A Potentially Invasive Plant Bring Positive Influence To A Region?
2013-10-26 06:55:23

Relationship between the bee Braunsapis puangensis and the invasive creeping daisy could be beneficial to crops and biodiversity in Fiji

Bees Almost Went Extinct With Dinosaurs
2013-10-24 13:38:51

According to numerous reports, honey bees around the world are facing a mysterious threat that has been wiping out entire colonies. However, this isn’t the first time bees have faced an existential threat.

2013-10-09 23:02:47

William Sklaroff, South Florida’s own Willie the Bee Man, is expanding his business, Willie the Bee Man, Inc., by introducing a new website, a redesigned logo, and several social media programs.

Ants More Genetically Similar To Bees Than Wasps
2013-10-08 15:17:01

Scientists originally believed that ants and bees were more distantly related, with ants being closer to certain parasitoid wasps. But new research shows that ants and bees share a much closer relationship.

Honey Bees Avoid Food Sources Near Predatory Hotspots
2013-10-03 06:14:36

Although bees are capable of defending themselves using their painful stings, the life of a honey bee is fraught with dangerous predators that seize them from the sky and wait to ambush them on flowers.


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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