The secret pollinators: an overview of moth pollination with a focus on Europe and North America

  title={The secret pollinators: an overview of moth pollination with a focus on Europe and North America},
  author={Melanie S. Hahn and Carsten A. Br{\"u}hl},
  journal={Arthropod-Plant Interactions},
  • M. HahnC. Brühl
  • Published 25 January 2016
  • Environmental Science
  • Arthropod-Plant Interactions
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