Man-made smells can confuse insects when pollinating

June 27, 2014 6:15 AM

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A recent research shows that pollution and other odors can have a negative impact on the feeding process of some insects.

Scientists made tests on tobacco hornworm moths to see their reaction to plants in two different situations: the first one when the air is clean and the second one when the air is polluted. The plants that moths prefer are Sacred Datura. In order to get to them they have to fly a few meters and to u...

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