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Exploitation of strobilanthes ixiocephala (acanthaceae) flower buds by bees

Ambavane, PA and More, NP and Borges, RM (2020) Exploitation of strobilanthes ixiocephala (acanthaceae) flower buds by bees. In: Journal of Pollination Ecology, 26 (6). pp. 47-51.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.26786/1920-7603(2020)619


Floral larceny by bees has been studied mostly in open flowers although it is also experienced in buds. Until now, only few studies have recorded larceny of unopened flowers. In this study, we present behavioural observations of Apis and non-Apis bees exploiting Strobilanthes ixiocephala (Acanthaceae) buds for floral rewards. The bees pierce open the anterior end of the unopened buds to access pollen and nectar. © 2020 Enviroquest Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Pollination Ecology
Publisher: Enviroquest Ltd
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Authors
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2021 06:35
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2021 06:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/69223

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