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Just a handful of wild bee species do most of the pollination work

Just a handful of wild bee species do most of the pollination work

Something you’ll hear a lot is that bees pollinate a third of our crops, and that’s true, no one’s refuting that, but about 2% of bees are actually responsible for 80% of that.  That’s about a quarter of all crops that the severe minority are responsible for. This was first noticed by David Kleijn, an ecologist at […]

The Wasp Named by Pop Culture

The Wasp Named by Pop Culture

Sorry guys, I’m doing it again. There’s a wasp named Dementor now, and I don’t mean like a nickname.  It’s scientific name is “Ampulex dementor”, because let’s be real, it’s no fun if when you’re screaming something’s name it doesn’t fill the people around you with terror.  Can’t ever be something like “Ampulex Dandelion Sniffer”, nope, gotta […]