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Artificial Light Deters Nocturnal Pollinators, Study Suggests

Scientists in Switzerland used mobile streetlamps to light up patches of cabbage thistle. They found that nocturnal pollinators, such as beetles and flies, mostly stayed away.
A streetlight illuminates a rural footpath. Source: Andy Feltham / EyeEm

Think of plant pollination and you probably think of bees, summer flowers and bright sunshine.

But nocturnal insects such as beetles and flies also play a key role in the process. A new study sheds light on a previously unknown

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