This little cluster of flowers may not look significant until you start exploring pollinators and pollination syn...
What are pollination syndromes? Wikipedia definition: “Pollination syndromes are suites of flower traits that have evol...
Pollinators include bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, moths, flies, wasps, andbeetles. This predatory damselfly is se...
This light damsel fly doesn’t require a huge, sturdy landing platform. Sedges are perfect perches for a damselfly who need...
This beetle would not be attracted to sedges, but would enjoy a flower with wide flowers and copious pollen.NancyAlexander...
More than one pollinator may be attracted to the same flower. Here you see a beetle on t...
What pollination syndromes attract which pollinators?Nancy AlexanderPhotography
Wasps are attracted to flowers from which they can get nectar easily.Beetles are attracted to flowers that are white or gr...
Pollinators are important because they facilitate reproduction in 90% of the worlds floweringplants. That means that we hu...
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Pollinationvector

Oklahoma Summer 2012
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. This little cluster of flowers may not look significant until you start exploring pollinators and pollination syndromes.Nancy AlexanderPhotography
  • 2. What are pollination syndromes? Wikipedia definition: “Pollination syndromes are suites of flower traits that have evolved in response to natural selection imposed by different pollen vectors, which can be abiotic (wind and water) or biotic, such as birds, bees, flies, and so forth. These traits include flower shape, size, color, odor, reward type and amount, nectar composition, timing of flowering, etc.”Nancy AlexanderPhotography
  • 3. Pollinators include bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, moths, flies, wasps, andbeetles. This predatory damselfly is seeking other insects to eat. Nancy Alexander Photography
  • 4. This light damsel fly doesn’t require a huge, sturdy landing platform. Sedges are perfect perches for a damselfly who needs cover while hunting its prey. This pollinator doesn’t feed from the plant, but rather eats other insects, such as mosquitoes.Nancy AlexanderPhotography
  • 5. This beetle would not be attracted to sedges, but would enjoy a flower with wide flowers and copious pollen.NancyAlexanderPhotography
  • 6. More than one pollinator may be attracted to the same flower. Here you see a beetle on the thistle.Nancy AlexanderPhotography
  • 7. What pollination syndromes attract which pollinators?Nancy AlexanderPhotography
  • 8. Wasps are attracted to flowers from which they can get nectar easily.Beetles are attracted to flowers that are white or green and have a wide opening.Butterflies like red, yellow, or orange.Hummingbirds are attracted to orange, yellow or red flowers.Bats like flowers that are large and white or pale in color.Moths are attracted by sweet-scented flowers that are usually large and white or pale.Flies can be found on flowers of many colors, usually those that give easy access to nectar.Wasps are attracted to flowers from which they can get nectar easily.Beetles are attracted to flowers that are white or green and have a wide opening.Nancy AlexanderPhotography
  • 9. Pollinators are important because they facilitate reproduction in 90% of the worlds floweringplants. That means that we humans are dependent upon pollinators to aid reproduction ofthe plants that we eat. Without pollinators, humans would starve.The seemingly insignificant cluster of flowers is part of complex interrelationships of plantsand pollinators.Nancy AlexanderPhotography