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Plant Pollinator Plant Pollinator

leafcutter bees and honey bees

ALMOND honeybees PEAR honey bees, flies, mason bees
APPLES honey bees, blue mason orchard bees PEPPERMINT flies, bees
APRICOT bees PUMPKINS squash and gourd bees, bumblebees
AVOCADO bees, flies, bats RASPBERRY and BLACKBERRY honey bees, bumblebees, solitary bees, hover flies
BANANA birds, fruit bats SESAME bees, flies, wasps
BLUEBERRIES Over 115 kinds of bees, including bumblebees, mason bees, mining bees and leafcutter bees STRAWBERRIES bees
CASHEWS bees, moths, fruit bats SUGARCANE bees, thrips
CHERRY honey bees, Bumblebees, Solitary bees, flies TEA PLANTS flies, bees and other insects
CHOCOLATE  midges (flies), stingless bees TEQUILA (AGAVE) bats
COFFEE stingless bees, other bees or flies TOMATOES bumble bees
COCONUT insects and fruit bats VANILLA bees
CRANBERRIES Over 40 native bees, including bumble SPICES: see below
DAIRY PRODUCTS Diary cows eat ALFALFA pollinated by leafcutter and honey bees Allspice honey bees, solitary bees
FIGS 800 kinds of fig wasps Anise honey bee


bees Cardamom honey bees, solitary bees
GRAPEFRUIT bees Coriander honey bees, solitary bees
KIWIFRUIT honey bees, bumblebees, solitary bees Nutmeg honey bee, bird
MACADAMIA NUT bees, beetles, wasps    
MANGO bees, flies, wasps    
MELONS bees    
PAPAYA moths, birds, bees    

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Source: S.E. McGregor, “Insect Pollination of Cultivated Crop Plants.” USDA, 1976