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Influence of exploitation on population structure, spatial distribution and reproductive success of dioecious species in a fragmented cloud forest in India
The population structure of three dioecious species, Diospyros montana, Diospyros sylvatica and Garcinia talbotii was studied in a seasonal cloud forest in the Western Ghats of India. In anExpand
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Visual ecology of Indian carpenter bees I: Light intensities and flight activity
Bees are mostly active during the daytime, but nocturnality has been reported in some bee families. We studied temporal flight activity in three species of carpenter bees (genus Xylocopa) in relationExpand
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Nocturnal bees learn landmark colours in starlight
Honeybees, like humans and most other vertebrates, are colour-blind in dim light. Bees are primarily day-active and have apposition compound eyes, the typical eye design of diurnal insects. Most beesExpand
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Resolution and sensitivity of the eyes of the Asian honeybees Apis florea, Apis cerana and Apis dorsata
SUMMARY Bees of the genus Apis are important foragers of nectar and pollen resources. Although the European honeybee, Apis mellifera, has been well studied with respect to its sensory abilities,Expand
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Patterns and Processes in Nocturnal and Crepuscular Pollination Services
Night, dawn, and dusk have abiotic features that differ from the day. Illumination, wind speeds, turbulence, and temperatures are lower while humidity may be higher at night. Nocturnal pollinationExpand
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Does Neighborhood Floral Display Matter ? Fruit Set in Carpenter Bee-Pollinated Heterophragma quadriloculare and Beetle-Pollinated Lasiosiphon eriocephalus
Fruit set is pollen-limited in the self-incompatible tree Heterophragmrna quadriloculare (Bignoniaceae), pollinated by long-distance flying carpenter bees, and in the self-compatible shrubExpand
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Visual Adaptations for Mate Detection in the Male Carpenter Bee Xylocopa tenuiscapa
Sexual dimorphism in eye structure is attributed to sexual selection in animals that employ vision for locating mates. In many male insects, large eyes and eye regions of higher acuity are believedExpand
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Senses and signals: evolution of floral signals, pollinator sensory systems and the structure of plant-pollinator interactions.
Communication of any sort is complex and communication between plants and animals is particularly so. Plant-pollinator mutualisms are amongst the most celebrated partnerships that have received aExpand
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Body condition and food shapes group dispersal but not solitary dispersal in a social spider
Leaving home (dispersal) like a double-edged sword can promote survival whereas the act itself is risky. The social spider we studied, disperses in 2 stages. Sub-adult individuals with lower bodyExpand
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Secondary removal of Myristica fatua (Myristicaceae) seeds by crabs in Myristica swamp forests in India
Little is known about the role of crabs as seed dispersers and predators. Recently, there has been interest in understanding their influence on plant recruitment in coastal forests. Secondary seedExpand
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