It seems unbelievable to me that some people still think that bees – in particular, honey bees, which are essentially a farmed species – are the only insects that pollinate flowers. You have only to look at a particular type of flower – in this case, umbellifers – to see the wide range of insects that visit and feed on them. And each of these little creatures gets covered in pollen while feeding so, when they fly on to the next flower, they are automatically contributing to flower pollination.
I agree with what you say but the general public (ie people who are not as interested in Nature as we are) is not given the right information, the emphasis seems to be always on the Bees.
I saw this the other day and thought you might be interested:
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Yes, you’re right about the misinformation, especially by the trashier newspapers.
Love the bonking beetle piece – a sure sign of summer when the beetles start their bonking! 🙂