Looks like we have found the explanation as to why humans are very fond of alcohol.
Despite being exposed to human food that contains processed sugar, urban bees stick to their healthy flower-nectar diet.
Asian tiger mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs near flowers, suggesting we could lure these pests into traps using certain flower fragrances. This could help control the spread of mosquito-transmitted disease.
Using fossil teeth, researchers from Stony Brook University have found an ancient nectar-drinking bat was probably omnivorous.
Plants with flowers pointing towards the sky may be more likely to attract moth pollinators, compared to shy sideways-facing flowers. This suggests that flower direction plays a larger role in pollination than scent.
While male bumblebees may be perceived as lazy, researchers recently confirmed the insects can forage just as successfully as their female counterparts.
Unlike their human counterparts in California, Monarch butterflies are actually benefitting from the longstanding drought – more specifically, they're thriving on drought-tolerant milkweed which homeowners are planting to replace more thirsty lawns.
Among all bat species, African straw-colored fruit bats are record-holding flyers. This enables them to successfully forage for food, while spreading seeds and pollen over wide-spread areas of Africa.
Honey Bees can't resist caffeine, and some plants are even making their nectar more caffeinated to attract them. This dynamic could have serious impacts on pollination and honey production, researchers say.
Western prairie fringed orchids in North Dakota are being threatened by invasive hawk moths and bumble bees who have been stealing nectar from these victim plants without pollinating them. Understanding this "nectar larceny" could help researchers better conserve rare plant populations.
As a result of climate change altering plant diversity, some bumblebees have evolved with to shorten tongues enabling them to adapt to feeding on shallower flowers.
Hawkmoths have the tough task of hovering mid-air to obtain their favorite flower nectar, even in the dark, but new fascinating research shows that these insects can slow down their brains for better night vision - while continuing to perform demanding tasks.
It seems that bees really can't catch a break! Not only are they suffering at the hands of climate change, industrial pollutants, disease, and questionable pesticides, but now new research has found evidence that aluminum, of all things, could be sparking Alzheimer's-like symptoms in pollinators.