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Re: Are there any insects in the Arctic?


From: "Bill Fitzhugh" <answer1@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: Are there any insects in the Arctic?
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:24:19 -0400

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From: onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov <onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 1:17 PM
Subject: Are there any insects in the Arctic?


>Danielle D. asks this Question:
>
>Are there any insects in the Arctic?
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>
>Answer:

Insects in the Arctic? You bet! Why there are more mosquitos in the Arctic
than you can shake a stick at!  In fact, although its not all that well
know, the Arctic in the spring is full of lovely little flowers.  In order
to pollinate the flowers are dependent on insects --mosquitos-- to carry the
pollen from one flower to another.  Of course the mosquitos make life really
miserable!!!!!! for caribou --and for archaeologists. You just have to learn
to live with it.  The caribou all go to the top of the highest mountains to
find some wind to keep the mosquitos at bay.
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