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Oldest Known Pollen Carrying Insect

The oldest known pollen-carrying insects lived about 280 million years ago Ground-dwelling Tillyardembia was probably picky about which trees it climbed for pollen. Fossils reveal that the earwig-like insect Tillyardembia (illustrated) transported pollen from plant to plant about 280 million years ago. ANDREV ATUCHIN By Sid Perkins The oldest known fossils of pollen-laden insects are of earwig-like ground-dwellers that lived in what is now Russia…
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April 7, 2023