Insects in a Landscape
There are many ways of pollination in a landscape, but the most common occurs due to these insects:
Bees — While honeybees are the first to come to mind, bumblebees and solitary species including carpenter bees, orchard bees, mason bees and digger bees, are extremely important pollinators. Many solitary bees are stingless, and those that do have stingers sting only if absolutely threatened.
Beetles — When beetles feed on pollen, it covers their bodies and is transferred as they move from flower to flower.
Butterflies — Butterflies only visit flowers to feed on nectar, but they still serve to move pollen between flowers. The pollen is deposited on the butterfly’s feet as it tastes the flower for the presence of nectar.