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The honeybees are taking advantage of this sunny day. Did you know that they can collect one million grains of pollen in each pollen sac? Rosemary pollen is very light in color. You can see this bee’s sac right below it’s right wing. 🐝 #pollinatormonday #utgardens


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I got these cool lenses that clip onto your smartphone. Check out this honeybee! #macro #honeybee #iphonecloseup #pollinatormonday #beecentric


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This Milkweed bug and it's family was chowing down on my garden plants this fall. I also saw aphids, caterpillars, ants, butterflies, wasps, beeds and other insects using my garden as their home. While I don't want my beautiful plants to be destroyed, I do want my garden to serve a purpose other than just being pretty. I want it to be a home to many animals and to provide resources to a host of species!
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Monarch Monday!
A 37-year survey of monarch populations in North Central Florida shows that caterpillars and butterflies have been declining since 1985 and have dropped by 80 percent since 2005.// The cause of their decline includes: habitat loss, herbicide use, loss during migration, predators (some invasive predators), parasites and climate.
The easiest way to conserve these native monarchs is to plant a butterfly garden. Monarch caterpillars’ host plants include a variety of Asclepias sp. (milkweed) especially Asclepias syrica. Milkweed is also a source of food for adults so planting them is your best bet. Other common plants adults feed on include: asters (plant that is pictured), thistles, coneflowers, alfalfa, red clover and many more. (Copy this link in your browser for more info https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181108091259.htm)
#pollinatormonday #monarchmonday #wildlife #nikonphotography #nikond7200 #nikon #conservation #pollinators #monarch #neature #womeninSTEM #nature #butterfly


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Beautiful Bees to Bots exhibit @libertysciencecenter #pollinatormonday


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Yellow-faced bumblebee 🐝 I could draw insects all day, which is a good thing because I will be doing just that! Hope you all like bees.
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#scienceillustration #scientificillustration #bee #bumblebee #Bombusvosnesenskii #duralar #coloredpencil #prismacolor #pollinatormonday


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Butterfly talk time! This is a common Buckeye (Junonia coenia). Buckeyes like hang out in open areas such as fields, coastal dunes, and meadows. Their wingspan range is 4-6 cm. Adults feed on nectar and occasionally on mud from puddle edges. Sounds strange, but it’s assumedly for salt/other mineral intake purposes.
You may have noticed that a section of this butterfly’s wing seems to be missing, or transparent. If you’ve ever handled a butterfly before, you probably noticed a grainy powder-like residue left on your fingertips or hands. A butterfly’s wings are covered in scales (similar to roof shingles), and believe it or not, that’s the explanation for the powder-like substance left behind. These scales are very important in strengthening and stabilizing the wings. A large loss of scales can be deadly to a butterfly, because the lack of scales leaves the membrane prone to tears. Wing tears will definitely affect a butterfly’s ability to fly. Butterflies are actually tougher than they look, but cautious measures should ALWAYS be practiced.
The best thing to do is not attempt to catch butterflies. You CAN stand still and let them land on you if they choose to!! If you MUST handle a butterfly: gently close its wings together. Using a light but firm touch, hold all four wings together and keep your fingers in one place. It's best to hold the wings at a point close to the butterfly's body, and keep it as still as possible.
Buckeyes, and butterflies in general, are important pollinators and cast a wide ecosystem impact. Happy to report that J. coenia are not currently on the endangered species list!! Let’s help to keep it that way.


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Repost from @joelsartore using @RepostRegramApp - This beauty, the red postman butterfly can exhibit a variety of colors which vary according to their geographical location. They are able to extract nitrogenous compounds in a clear liquid from pollen including amino acids. Females carry larger loads of pollen than males as they require more amino acids for egg production. Caterpillars of this species possess tiny black spines to ward off predators while the colorful wings of the adult serve as their warning sign. #pollinatormonday


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This beauty, the red postman butterfly can exhibit a variety of colors which vary according to their geographical location. They are able to extract nitrogenous compounds in a clear liquid from pollen including amino acids. Females carry larger loads of pollen than males as they require more amino acids for egg production. Caterpillars of this species possess tiny black spines to ward off predators while the colorful wings of the adult serve as their warning sign. #pollinatormonday


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Today’s bee is probably the most well known. It’s the honey bee. They’ve gained a lot of attention recently because of widespread colony collapse which has been attributed to a number of problems piling up and weakening bees such as disease, lack of nutrition, climate change, and pesticide use. Honey bees are so important because they are shipped across the country to pollinate various crops including almonds. Plus humans love honey. #inktober2018 #inktober #gouacheonpaper #bugfacts #bees #painting #pollinators #pollinatormonday #savethebees #savethebees🐝 #practice #steamotype #STEM #scicomm #sciart


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@joelsartore (@make_repost)
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‪The Gambian epauletted fruit bat can be found almost anywhere in central and western Africa where fig, mango, guava, or banana trees are in fruit. Unlike most bats who rely on echolocation, this species uses sight and a keen sense of smell to find food. Gambian epauletted fruit bats are gardeners of the forest, acting as seed dispersers and pollinators for several species of flowering trees. Despite what we know about bats being important pollinators, they are typically ignored or feared by many people which can lead to conflict that threatens bat numbers. This male @zootrhy_plzen helps to change this negative perception by winning over the hearts and minds of visitors with his distinctive loud calling, and notable features unique to this species of megabat. #pollinatormonday
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When wildflowers look better than any lawn ever could.

📷 by @sigridsminde


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‪The Gambian epauletted fruit bat can be found almost anywhere in central and western Africa where fig, mango, guava, or banana trees are in fruit. Unlike most bats who rely on echolocation, this species uses sight and a keen sense of smell to find food. Gambian epauletted fruit bats are gardeners of the forest, acting as seed dispersers and pollinators for several species of flowering trees. Despite what we know about bats being important pollinators, they are typically ignored or feared by many people which can lead to conflict that threatens bat numbers. This male @zootrhy_plzen helps to change this negative perception by winning over the hearts and minds of visitors with his distinctive loud calling, and notable features unique to this species of megabat. #pollinatormonday
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Os alquimistas - machos das abelhas das orquídeas (Euglossini) têm o intrigante comportamento de coletar odores de flores, comumente de orquídeas. Eles usam esses odores para produzir um perfume atrativo às fêmeas. Quando encontram uma fonte de fragrância, pousam em sua superfície e espalham lipídios para dissolver os compostos que coletarão. Este modo de coleta de odores é similar ao enfleurage, método utilizado por perfumistas para extrair aromas de materiais vegetais.
Nesta foto, um macho voa em direção à flor de uma orquídea do gênero Catasetum.

#macrophotography #pollinators #nature
#wildlife #bees #respeiteminhanatureza #omelhorclick #insects #flores #brazil #conservation
#orchids #pollinatormonday #pollinator #besteübung #atlanticforest #bienen #natur #orchid #macro #macro_vision #macro_captures


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Europe’s bees are dying because bee-harming pesticides keep getting approved. 🐝 Right now, the EU is rethinking how new pesticides are licensed. SumOfUs members can help make sure risks to bees are a top concern! 🐝 Sign the petition telling EU governments to stop ignoring the deadly effects of pesticides on bees-link in bio.
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For the monarchs #pollinatormonday #ghostlyseeds


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Inspiration 🦋 #Repost @joelsartore
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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between butterflies and moths? Both belong to the same order of insects and play crucial roles as pollinators but vary in physical appearance and behavioral traits. Butterflies are active during the day, while moths prefer to emerge only under the cover of darkness. Both species undergo metamorphosis, where they transform from caterpillars into adults, but the process varies for each. The chrysalis is the butterfly’s most common attribute – the caterpillar sheds its skin, turning into a pupa and revealing a hardened casing made of protein. A moth caterpillar first spins a silken cocoon around themselves, and while inside it molts into a chrysalis where adult development begins. See how many different species of each you can spot in your own garden! #pollinatormonday
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Hi cutie 😍💛🐝 #leafcutterbee #pollinatormonday #beehouse


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