Effect of nectar pillaging by native stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in the abscission of flowers of Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. (Nyctaginaceae) =Efeito da pilhagem de néctar por abelhas nativas sem ferrão (Hymenoptera: Apidae) na abscisão floral de Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. (Nyctaginaceae)

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Rodrigo Arand; Gisele Catian; Paulo Alexandre Bogiani; Igor Inforzato;
  • Publisher: Eduem - Editora da Universidade Estadual de Maringá
  • Journal: Acta Scientiarum : Biological Sciences (issn: 1679-9283, eissn: 1807-863X)
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  • Subject: insect-plant interaction | floral damage | neotropical bees | reproductive success | ornamental plant | interação inseto-planta | danos florais | abelhas neotropicais | sucesso reprodutivo | planta ornamental | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5 | Microbiology | QR1-502

This study had as objective to evaluate whether the pillaging activity by native bees influences floral abscission. Samples were collected in ten individuals of Bougainvillea spectabilis. In the period between May 4 and June 1st, 2009, 2,874 flowers were collected on th... View more
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