Pollinators of Texas
By: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
In Texas, pollinators are bats, bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, and beetles. Pollinators need plants that provide pollen and/or nectar; and some insect larval stages need food plants. Nectar plants are blooming flowers that provide nectar—a sweet liquid produced by some flowers. Pollen is available from all flowering plants but not all pollen is desirable. Food plants are those that caterpillars (larval stage of butterflies and moths) live on and eat for nutrients.
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