Pollen resources and trophic niche breadth of Apis mellifera and Melipona obscurior (Hymenoptera, Apidae) in a subtropical climate in the Atlantic rain forest of southern Brazil

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Hilgert-Moreira , Suzane; Nascher , Carla; Callegari-Jacques , Sidia; Blochtein , Betina;
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s13592-013-0234-5
  • Subject: floral resources | [ SDV.EE ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment | pollen | [ SDV.BID ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biodiversity | [ SDV.BA.ZI ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Animal biology/Invertebrate Zoology | stingless bees | Meliponini | [ SDV.SA.SPA ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Agricultural sciences/Animal production studies | pollinators

International audience; Pollen sources that comprise the trophic niche of native bee species Melipona obscurior and introduced Apis mellifera and the breadth of this niche were studied in two areas in the Atlantic rain forest of southern Brazil. Pollen obtained from the... View more
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