An introduction to Flowers and Insect Pollination with Tricia Moxey

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Some references relevant to the talk and discussion:

1 Walton, Richard E. et al (2020). ‘Nocturnal pollinators strongly contribute to pollen transport of wild flowers in an agricultural landscape.’ Royal Society Publishing,

2 Macgregor et al. (2019) Construction, validation, and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro‐ecosystem: a comparison using light microscopy and DNA metabarcoding. Ecol Entomol, 44: 17-29. doi: 10.1111/een.12674

3 Gilbert (2015). Hoverflies (Naturalists’ Handbook 5), originally published in 1993 now available as a digital reprint by Pelagic Publishing is available – an excellent beginner’s guide with useful information on how to study them (fits easily into a wide pocket!)

4 Ball and Morris (2015) Britain’s Hoverflies: A Field Guide (2nd Edition). WILD Guides. An excellent book and works as a field guide too (if a lot heavier than Gilbert)! Complements the “bible” which is Stubbs and Falk (2002).