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This tiny insect could be delivering toxic pesticides to honey bees and other beneficial bugs

August 5, 2019 – By Katie Camero, Science – A common pesticide may be causing more collateral damage than thought. According to a new study, neonicotinoids can kill beneficial insects such as honey bees, hoverflies, and parasitic wasps by contaminating honeydew, a sugar-rich liquid excreted by certain insects.

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