publication . Article . 2009

Constancia floral en abejas: una revisión de teorías y una comparación con otros polinizadores

Marisol Amaya- Márquez;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2009
  • Publisher: Sociedad Colombiana de Entomología
Abstract
Bees make choices about what flowers to visit among the options in the floral market. Bee specialization to visit only one plant species at a time is relevant to maintain the plant-bee mutualism. Angiosperms derive a clear benefit in their sexual reproduction from the fidelity exhibited by the bees; less obvious is why the insects engage in this behavior. The phenomenon of flower constancy in bees is known from more than two millennia ago yet there is no general theory that can explain all kinds of flower constancy. In this paper I review different theories on flower constancy, providing evidence in favor and against each model, and then I discuss the possible s...
Subjects
free text keywords: Bees, Floral Fidelity, Memory Limitation, Search Image, Individual Flower Constancy, Energy Maximization, Pollinators, Abejas, Fidelidad floral, Limitación de memoria, Imagen de búsqueda, Constancia floral individual, Maximización energía, Polinizadores
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