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Insect pollination is also known as Entomophily. These insects are generally bees, butterflies, moths, flies and beetles. Entomophilous species frequently evolve mechanisms to make themselves more appealing to insects, e.g. brightly colored or scented flowers, nectar, or appealing shapes and patterns. When attracted by these mechanisms, the insect rubs or touches the stamens (Male reproductive part) and is covered in pollen. When the insect moves to another flower, the pollen on the insect reaches the stigma (Female reproductive part) and fertillizes it.

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