46145pdf : chronic exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide on bumblebees
- Jan 20, 2014
Impact of chronic exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide on bumblebees and interactions with a trypanosome parasite
Gemma L. Baron et al
Journal of Applied Ecology. 2014 doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12205
Experts suggest widely used pesticide could be responsible for smaller insects.
Bumblebees could be shrinking because of exposure to a widely used pesticide, a study suggests. Experts fear smaller bees will be less effective at foraging for nectar and distributing pollen from flowers, which is vital to the food chain.
London Daily Mail, United Kingdom