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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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Despite this abrupt change in flower visitation rate, extrafloral nectaries continued to attract bees and wasps throughout the day.
1.5 mm diam.; petiole 5-31 mm long, smaller than the rachis; 2 extrafloral nectaries, brown, stipitate, digitiform, 1-2 mm long, located on the rachis, between the pairs of proximal leaflets; rachis 8-25 mm long; interfoliolar segments 3-12 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 3 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface villose, abaxial surface canescent, 10-60 X 5-30 mm, widely obovate, apex rounded, mucronate, base cuneate, venation penninervous.
Jumping spiders (Salticiade) enhance the seed production of a plant with extrafloral nectaries. Oecologia 119: 227-230.
Extrafloral nectaries (EFNs), for example, occur in 93 flowering plant and five fern families (Koptur 1992).
Independent observations of members of Thomisidae (crab spiders), Salticidae (jumping spiders), and the active, fast-moving Anyphaenidae, Miturgidae, and Corinnidae--all wanderers in foliage--suggest that all feed at the floral and extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) of plants (Edmunds 1978; Vogelei & Greissl 1989; Pollard et al.
Sugaring: butterfly has proboscis in plant fluids associated with wounds, buds about to open, or extrafloral nectaries.
DESCRIPTION OF EXTRAFLORAL NECTARIES FOUND ON YARD-LONG BEANS, VIGNA UNGUICULATA L.
Observations of ants (Hymenoptera: formicidae) visiting extrafloral nectaries of the barrel cactus, Ferocactus gracilis Gates (Cactaceae), in Baja California, Mexico.
Often smaller than a grain of salt, extrafloral nectaries are glands that may be shaped like miniature cups or pegs.