Nectar and pollen sugars constituting larval provisions of the alfalfa leaf-cutting bee (Megachile rotundata) (Hymenoptera: Apiformes: Megachilidae)

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Cane , James; Gardner , Dale; Harrison , Philip;
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s13592-011-0005-0
  • Subject: [ SDV.EE ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment | Medicago | [ SDV.BID ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biodiversity | [ SDV.BA.ZI ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Animal biology/Invertebrate Zoology | [ SDV.SA.SPA ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Agricultural sciences/Animal production studies | diet | pollinator | HPLC | Apoidea
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | fungi | otorhinolaryngologic diseases

International audience; As with most solitary bees, larvae of the alfalfa leaf-cutting bee, Megachile rotundata Fab., eat a diet blended from pollen and nectar of unknown proportions. In this study, we developed protocols to isolate and quantify sugars from larval provi... View more
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