Discover the
Pollinators
of the Balearic
Islands

Welcome to the website of the Pollinators of the Balearic Islands. In this web page you will be able to know the diversity of pollinators that visit the flowers of our islands and understand their importance.

Knowledge on many species is still incomplete. This is why we plan to incorporate new information in the near future as we gather it, with the help of all collaborators.

You can already download the posters of the Bees and the Wasps of the Balearic Islands.

When animals visit flowers of a plant trying to find their food, they can transfer pollen from the male structure (anthers) to the female structure (stigmata), a process named pollination. Animal pollinators are essential for the reproduction of many plants and ecosystem functioning. The Terrestrial Ecology Laboratory of the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB) investigates the pollination interactions between animals and plants in different communities of the Balearics. This web page includes information on more than 7,000 observations of floral visitors in a dynamic and accessible database.



OBSERVATIONS

3252Hymenoptera
1827Diptera
412Lepidoptera
2240Coleoptera

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