Laws of attraction: Pollinators use multiple cues to identify flowers across continents

Posted by on November 27, 2017 8:00 pm
Categories: Science

Although at least 75 percent of our crop species depend on animal pollinators, little is known about their flower preferences. As global insect populations decline, it is of utmost importance for us to understand what factors attract wild pollinators to flowers, and how these preferences differ in the face of environmental change. Now, an international team of scientists have discovered that a group of generalist pollinators use a multiple cues to identify flowers on different continents.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *