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nectar

a sugar-containing liquid secretion of the NECTARY of many flowers. It attracts insects, so bringing about pollination.
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Competition among visitors to extrafloral nectaries as a source of ecological costs of an indirect defense.
Although no field observations were made on seedlings 'from this experiment, observations on seedlings (of unknown seed damage history) shows that survival is independent of extrafloral nectaries and ant protection, depending rather on whether or not they are encountered by snail or vole seedling predators (Koptur, pers.
In addition to sugars, extrafloral nectar has low concentrations of amino acids (Heil 2015); therefore, plants with extrafloral nectaries should be beneficial to T.
New record of predatory ladybird beetle (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) feeding on extrafloral nectaries.
Extrafloral nectaries and trophobiont hemipterans are analogous food resources because both produce secretions specifically developed to be utilized by ants.
Plants bearing extrafloral nectaries are more common in tropical than temperate areas; plants with extrafloral nectaries (EFNS) double every 10 degrees latitude when moving from the tundra to the subtropics (Pemberton 1998), and are of intermediate occurrence in the subtropics (Koptur 1992b).
The ant fauna associated with the extrafloral nectaries of Ouratea hexasperma (Ochinaceae) in an area of cerrado vegetation in central Brazil.
Pooled across species, ants occurred more frequently on young cladodes, where extrafloral nectaries are located, than expected by chance (Fisher's Exact test: P < 0.
Species associated with honeydew at the ABS (Psylopa dupla) or extrafloral nectaries (Ceropsylopa adjuncta) are evidently attracted to sugars and probably nectivorous when found on flowers.
Upon closer observation with flash photography, I found that moths fed on the extrafloral nectaries (EFN) located on the bracteoles of the plants (Fig.
Nectar is produced through extrafloral nectaries on the stems below the flowers.
Extrafloral nectaries (EFN) are glands that secrete nectar (solutions of sugars, amino acids, lipids, and other organic compounds) located outside of flowers and have been reported on species belonging to 110 families and 806 genera (Koptur 1992; Marazzi et al.