Answer: Agave is mainly pollinated by what animal?

The Question: Agave is mainly pollinated by what animal?

Mice
Hummingbirds
Bats
Butterflies

Agave — the succulent plant used to make mezcal, tequila, and sweetener — is chiropterophilous, meaning it is pollinated by bats. Agave blooms at night to conserve water in the dry desert, and emits a specific smell (like rotting fruit) to attract the bats, which collect pollen on their bodies as they drink the nectar.

The correct answer is Bats.

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