Jun 22, 2024, 04:50 PM IST

7 animals essential for pollination

Varnika Srivastava

Pollinators are crucial for ecosystem health and agriculture, ensuring biodiversity and global food security by reproducing various plants and crops.

Ants are effective pollinators of various plant species, particularly small, ground-level flowers, as they move around in search of nectar.

Bats are nighttime pollinators, particularly in tropical and desert regions, crucial for tequila production, pollinating plants like fruits and agave, ensuring the sweet taste of the alcoholic beverage.

Bees, crucial pollinators for crops and wild plants, are facing a decline that threatens food production and ecosystems, necessitating their conservation.

Beetles, being among the oldest pollinators, play a crucial role in the pollination of various plant species by moving from flower to flower.

Butterflies, with their delicate wings and vibrant colors, play a crucial role in pollination by inadvertently carrying pollen from flower to flower, enhancing floral diversity and beauty.

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Hummingbirds, among other bird species, effectively transfer pollen between plants by pollinating flowers while feeding on nectar, thanks to their long beaks.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports