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Zombie Bees Spotted Hundreds Of Miles From First Observed Location
2012-09-25 12:33:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the nights grow longer and Halloween draws closer, the walking dead aren´t the only horror lurking just outside the front door. Americans from coast to coast should be aware that sightings of the flying dead are on the rise as well. More specifically, ℠zombie bees´ have now been spotted in Washington State, hundreds of miles from their first sighting in 2008 by a San Francisco State University biologist. These...

Bumblebee Flight Path Result of Trial And Error
2012-09-21 12:31:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perhaps inspired by the amazing staccato sounds of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" (which if you haven't heard it, try the Wynton Marsalis trumpet interpretation), researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have been tracking bumblebees for the first time. They want to understand how the bees select optimal routes to collect nectar from multiple flowers before returning to their hive. Working with the...

2012-09-19 23:01:20

Dorothy and Leo Keeler are wildlife photographers and founding members of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Their newest project offers creative incentives to help restore monarch butterflies across North America. The Milkweed for Monarchs Butterfly Garden Project is posted on Kickstarter.com and is designed to help restore monarchs by offering creative gifts to people who contribute to their butterfly garden project and are inspired to create Monarch Waystations of...

2012-09-16 23:03:18

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company would like to announce that their regular 2012 Summer Wildflower Honey is now available in 1lb glass jars for $10.00 each. The Mohawk Valley Trading Company (MVTC) offers the highest quality honey and maple syrup they can produce. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2012 The Mohawk Valley Trading Company would like to announce that their regular 2012 Summer Wildflower Honey is now available in 1lb glass jars for $10.00 each. Wildflower honey, also known as...

2012-09-14 23:00:29

To help fight against potential medical problems that could arise when bats thrive in large numbers in homes, Miami Valley Wildlife Control Owner, Jeff Krznarich, introduces a new animal control service for homeowners. Springfield, OH (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Within the past year, alarming rates of disease caused from Bat infestations has been occurring throughout the state of Ohio. Homeowners are the primary candidates to fall ill from the diseases carried by these animals due to the...

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2012-09-07 19:08:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Biologists are conducting an elaborate experiment by tagging infected "Zombie" bees with tiny radio trackers and monitoring the insects' movements. A team reported in the journal PLoS ONE last year of "zombie" like bees infected with a Apocephalus borealis fly parasite. The infected bees would abandon their hives and congregate near outside lights, moving in increasingly erratic circles on the ground before dying. In order...

Guantanamo Bay Has Surprising Biodiversity
2012-09-07 11:04:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the first study of butterflies and moths on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, University of Florida scientists have discovered a vast biodiversity in an area previously unknown to researchers. The study, which appears in the Bulletin of the Allyn Museum, creates a baseline for understanding how different plant and animal species have spread throughout the Caribbean. “Biodiversity studies are extremely important because...


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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