pollen basket

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pollen basket

that part of the hind leg of a hive or humble bee modified for carrying pollen. In some leaf-cutting bees the pollen basket lies below the abdomen.
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Honey bees may be adept at collecting partridge pea pollen but very efficient at transferring it to their corbicula compared to other bees.
or "when considering a broader sample of Corbicula lineages.
Lake Talquin has an abundance of both native and exotic corbicula clams covering the bottom in many places.
The organisms include microalgae Fragilariopsis cylindrus and Karenia brevis selected on the basis of reports claiming their unusual toxic metal homeostasis, some shellfish crayfish Orconectes limosus, bivalve Corbicula fluminea known for uranium bioaccumulation, and a model organism zebrafish Danio reiro.
Invasive mollusks Tarebia granifera Lamarck, 1822 and Corbicula fluminea Muller, 1774 in the Tuxpam and Tecolutla rivers, Mexico: spatial and seasonal distribution patterns.
Pollen samples were collected from the pollen basket or corbicula of bees arriving to the nest (Otero 1996, Otero et al.
However, all pollen on the mining bees was available for pollination compared to less than 4% of the honeybee's pollen, since that pollen was packed away in the bee's corbicula (pollen basket).
1974), the clam Corbicula (Chinese freshwater clam) (Dembitsky and Maoka 2007: Maoka et al.
Hairs of propodeal fimbria as well as the hairs of the propodeal corbicula distinctly plumose.
Honeybees remove pollen from an anther by using their tongue and mandibles mixed it with salivary secretions from her mouth, and transfer it to the corbicula, or "pollen basket", on her posterior pair of legs.