Insects and other animals that pollinate plants


Pollinators, honeybees. Bees pollinate most crops. Honeybee hives are loaded onto trucks and driven across the country to fertilise fields.


Hummingbirds are named for their feeding sound. Humming wingbeats. Hummingbirds pick up pollen from nectar and wipe it off on the next blossom.


Bumblebees are less aggressive than honeybees and less prone to sting. A bumblebee's stinger lacks barbs like a honeybee's.


Butterfly pollinates. Adult butterflies eat nectar and spread pollen. Adult butterflies are crucial to plant life and reproduction, but their caterpillars can be a danger.


Many ant species are attracted to floral nectar. Sugary drinks attract ants. Ants may sip nectar without touching pollen since they're so little.


Wasps act and appear like bees. Wasps eat more than nectar yet do like it. Like bees, as they feed on nectar, they distribute pollen to the next blossom.


Honeyeaters and sunbirds extract nectar from blooms like hummingbirds in North America. Their large bills help them pollinate by probing flowers for nectar.


Fly species pollinate flowers. Flies are ubiquitous insects with hairs that catch pollen. Unlike bees, flies don't have to transfer pollen back to the hive.


Lemurs pollinate various flowers. Lemurs are monkey-like creatures. Lemurs eat floral nectar with their hands to get at it more easily.

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