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Graph showing bee species identified on pumpkin flowers

Graph showing bee species identified on pumpkin flowers

The bar on the left shows the diversity of bee species the researchers identified on the flowers in 30 pumpkin fields. The bar on the right shows the proportion of visits, with three types of bees doing more than 95 percent of the pollination: honey bees (Apis mellifera); bumble bees, mainly common eastern bumble bees (Bombus impatiens); and squash bees in the genus Eucera. Bee illustrations created by: Emily May/The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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