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Love At First Sniff For Male Moths
2013-04-17 13:51:05

UC Riverside entomologists focus on moth pheromones to explain high proportion of hybrid moths in nature

Monarch Butterflies Rely On Landmarks In Order To Find Their Way
2013-04-09 12:37:42

A new study, led by researchers from the University of Guelph, focused on the migratory corridor followed by majestic monarch butterflies. More specifically, the study focused on the butterflies' innate sense of direction and how they arrived at possessing this trait.

2013-04-06 23:04:19

Celebrate migration season by feeding hummingbirds, plus other fun stuff, at http://www.birdfeeders.com.

Efficient Bees Use Logic And Observation To Find Nectar
2013-04-05 09:39:22

Bees have tiny brains. But even with this handicap, they are smart enough to pick out the most attractive flowers by watching other bees and learning from their behavior.

New Species Of Leafcutter Bee 'Megachile Chomskyi' Found In Texas
2013-04-05 08:13:38

The genus Megachile is a cosmopolitan group of solitary bees, often called leafcutter bees. This is one of the largest genera of bees, with well over 1,500 species in over 50 subgenera. A new species, Megachile chomskyi, has been found only in Texas

2013-04-03 23:00:03

Bayer CropScience fosters collaboration and understanding of bee health by hosting an exhibit at the University of Minnesota. ST. PAUL, Minn.

Bumblebees Threatened By Metal Toxins In Flowers
2013-04-03 08:07:00

Across the US beekeepers and researchers have been reporting that a powerful new class of pesticides may be killing off bumblebees. A new study pinpoints another potential cause: toxic metal pollution in flowers.

2013-04-01 23:00:04

Bayer CropScience fosters collaboration and education of bee health by hosting an exhibit at the University of Nebraska. MEAD, Neb.

2013-03-28 23:00:05

Bayer CropScience fosters collaboration and understanding of bee health by hosting a panel discussion at Iowa State University AMES, Iowa (PRWEB) March 28, 2013


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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