oligolectic

oligolectic

(of bees) collecting pollen from only a few kinds of flower.
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To understand the patterns of competitive interactions in arid environments, we observed native and non-native bees in the Tehuacan desert in Mexico to determine whether individuals of the oligolectic bee Lithurgus littoralis Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) displayed agonistic behavior to A.
Quantitatively, few food sources were used, which characterizes the species as oligolectic, and qualitatively, C.
Stamen movement in flowers of Opuntia (Cactaceae) favour oligolectic pollinators.
Colour-coded sampling: the pan trap colour preferences of oligolectic and nonoligolectic bees associated with a vernal pool plant.
Bees collecting pollen from a variety of sources are referred as polylectic, those that are more specialized are oligolectic, and monolectic when they only collect pollen from a single plant species.
For the combination of hummingbird and oligolectic bee, fitness trade-offs seem inevitable.
Through this work, he determined that the blueberry bee, originally thought of as being oligolectic was in South Georgia functioning as a mesolectic species foraging on a wider range of plant species than originally reported in previous studies.
longicornis, two species oligolectic on Fabaceae (Westrich, 1989) that have undergone a massive decline in England (Falk, 1991) and in the Netherlands (Peeters & Reemer, 2003).
walteri activity as noted for other oligolectic Anthophora species (Stone et al.
Relative abundances of oligolectic bees, taken to be specialists (but see Generalization in plant-pollinator interactions: Surveying an entire pollination assemblage for caveats), in some different biomes and areas of the Americas.
He introduced the terms oligolectic and polylectic [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 1 OMITTED] [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 2 OMITTED] for relative pollen specialists and generalists, respectively.