Moths role in Pollination – UPSC Prelims

What is Pollination?
  • Pollination is the act of transferring pollen grains from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma.
  • The goal of every living organism, including plants, is to create offspring for the next generation.
  • Seeds can only be produced when pollen is transferred between flowers of the same species.
Role of Moths in Pollination:
  • Moths are in the insect Order Lepidoptera which are not butterflies.
  • Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are also crepuscular and diurnal species.
  • Moths are vital to pollination in the Himalayan ecosystem of northeast India.
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