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Mexican long-nosed bats (Leptonycteris nivalis) pollinating an Agave cerrudo's flowering panicles in Oaxaca, Mexico. Pollination
A Mexican long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis) pollinating an Agave cerrudo's flowering panicle in Oaxaca, Mexico.
A Mexican long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis) pollinating an Agave cerrudo's flowering panicle in Oaxaca, Mexico. Pollination
A Mexican long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis) pollinating an Agave cerrudo's flowering panicles in Oaxaca, Mexico. Pollination
This Woermann's bat (Megaloglossus woermanni) is about to pollinate an African butter and tallow tree (Pentadesma butyracea) flower in Ivory Coast. Pollination
A Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) pollinating organ pipe cactus in the Sonoran Desert of northwestern Mexico. Pollination
A Buffy flower bat (Erophylla sezekorni) pollinating an agave plant in Jamaica. These bats form large colonies in caves and feed on nectar, fruit and insects. Pollination
Cuban flower bat (Phyllonycteris poeyi) pollinating Blue Mahoe Tree in Cuba. Pollination
A spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) pollinating a black bean tree (Castinoperum australis), a prized timber tree in Australia. Pollination
1988, endangered species, Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae), Mexico, pollination, Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea)
Lesser long-nosed bats (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) pollinating Agave palmeri in Arizona. Bats are the primary pollinators of roughly 200 species of agave and cactus plants, from the southwestern U.S. to the Andes Mountains of South America and many Caribbean Islands. Pollination
Commissarisi's long-tongued bat (Glossophaga commissarisi) pollinating Trichanthera gigantea in Panama. This flower receives some pollination from hummingbirds as the flowers open at dusk, but is primarily pollinated at night by bats. Pollination
A Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi) pollinating a Baobab flower (Adansonia digitata) in Kenya. The baobab is of extraordinary importance to the survival of a wide variety of east African plants and animals. And its fruits sell for a billion dollars annually as a rich source of vitamins. It's flowers open at night and are highly dependent on bats for pollination.
A Mariana flying fox (Pteropus mariannus) pollinating a liana plant (Freycinetia reineckei) in Guam. This plant pfroduces complete protein in its pollen. The bats consume both the protein laden pollen and the carbohydrate rich fleshy brackts. No nectar is provided. Pollination
A Woermann's bat (Megaloglossus woermanni) is about to pollinate a Butter and tallow tree (Pentadesma butyracea) flower in Ivory Coase. Pollination
A Greater short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx) pollinating wild banana flowers in Thailand. These bats are major pollinators and seed dispersers for a wide variety of plants. Pollination
A Cave nectar bat (Eonycteris spelaea) is pollinating Durian flowers (Durio zibethinus) in Thailand. This is Southeast Asia's most valuable fruit, selling for billions of dollars annually, and each flower must be pollinated by a bat to set fruit. Pollination