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Study Suggests Artificial Light Deters Nocturnal Pollinators

Thu Aug 03 11:06:43 EDT 2017 | OPB
Andy Feltham / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Think of plant pollination and you probably think of bees, summer flowers and bright sunshine. But nocturnal insects such as beetles and flies also play a key role in the process. A new study sheds light on a previously unknown problem for these lesser-known pollinators, namely artificial lighting. Using night-vision goggles, they counted the visits of pollinating species to these experimental plots and compared them with plots left dark. What they found w..

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Andy Feltham / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Think of plant pollination and you probably think of bees, summer flowers and bright sunshine. But nocturnal insects such as beetles and fli..
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