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New Pollinator Publication (09/10/20)

A new collaborative NDSU and Michigan State University Extension pollinator fact sheet entitled Meet the Rare, Threatened and Endangered Insect Pollinators of North Dakota, E1977 is available at the NDSU Extension publication website:

A new collaborative NDSU and Michigan State University Extension pollinator fact sheet entitled Meet the Rare, Threatened and Endangered Insect Pollinators of North Dakota, E1977 is available at the NDSU Extension publication website:

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/lawns-gardens-trees/meet-the-threatened-rare-and-endangered-insect-pollinators-of-north-dakota

This publication describes the major factors of why some pollinators are in decline, such as habitat loss and pesticides. Four pollinators that are poorly known are discussed including the rusty patched bumble bee, the yellow-banded bumble bee, the poweshiek skipperling and the Dakota skipper. Tips are provided on how to protect these rare, threatened or endangered pollinators.

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Janet J. Knodel

Extension Entomologist

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