Canadian Forest Service Publications
New records of Andrena (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) in New Brunswick, Canada. 2015. Ostaff, D.P., Ascher, J.S., Javorek, S., and Mosseler, A. Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society 11: 5-8.
Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 36400
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Plain Language Summary
The objectives of this publication are to announce the discovery of several new pollinator species. We discovered several new pollinator species during our land reclamation studies with native willows. We have identified several new pollinator species hitherto not recorded as present in NB. Commercial insect pollinators are in decline and native pollinators may become more important in the pollination of agricultural crops if pollinator populations continue to decline. We try to address the potential role of natural willows in promoting natural insect pollinator populations. We have developed the technology to efficiently propagate native willows for the enhancement of pollinator populations. This research is important to commercial production of fruits and berries in the Atlantic Canada. Canadians will now be better informed on native pollinators available for natural pollination of agricultural crops.