Mosquitoes as pollinators

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Tue Aug 24 12:06:30 CDT 2004


I am putting a cc on this to Peter Kevan.  If anyone can help directly,
it is Peter.  Peter is at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.

pkevan at

Peter, can you help?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Seegert" <zemmo at YAHOO.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 11:08 AM
Subject: Mosquitoes as pollinators

> Hello all: I am new to the list and uncertain whether this is an
> appropriate forum, but I am having great difficulty getting any factual
> information on the role played by Culicidae in pollination. I work in
> Denali Park, and part of the local knowledge is that 'skeets are important
> pollinators especially of blueberries. The only studied I have been able
> to find of wild Vaccinium sp. found that mosquitoes were NOT significant
> pollinators. I believe dipterids are generally more important as
> pollinators at high latitudes, but 'skeets? If anyone has any information
> or links I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Alan Seegert

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