A Biodiversity Garden - Nina Zitani
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Pollinating Fly on a Native Rose

Many fly species (order Diptera) visit flowers for food. When they move around from flower to flower gathering food they unknowingly transfer pollen from one flower to another. If a pollen grain lands on a receptive stigma (female flower part), pollination occurs. Fly on ninebark in our biodiversity garden in spring (Insect: order Diptera; plant: Rosaceae: "Physocarpus opulifolius").

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