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Global gradients in intraspecific variation in vegetative and floral traits are partially associated with climate and species richness
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Intraspecific trait variation either increased or decreased with climate stress and species richness, suggesting that both factors can constrain or enhance ITV, which might foster plant populations’ persistence under stressful conditions.
Interactions between oil-collecting bees and Krameria grandiflora (Krameriaceae) with emphasis on the role of specialized floral traits in the mutual fit
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Although predicted to mediate the floral mechanical fit with Centris, the absence of the petaloid petals had a neutral effect on both oil-gathering behaviour and seed set, when comparing Caenonomada and Centris.
Influence of the Orientation of Nest Entrance, Shading, and Substrate on Sampling Trap-Nesting Bees and Wasps
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Most species nested more frequently in shaded areas than in sunny areas and the wood blocks were more attractive than the vermiculite blocks, especially for bees, while the number of nest entrances oriented to prevailing wind direction was significantly smaller.
Africanized honey bees pollinate and preempt the pollen of Spondias mombin (Anacardiaceae) flowers
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The results suggest that honey bees reduce the foraging benefit of late-arriving native bees, and honey bees and Scaptotrigona aff.
Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini) Attracted to Animal Carcasses in the Brazilian Dry Forest and Implications for Forensic Entomology
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Considerations about seasonal foraging and use of bees in the forensic entomology scope are presented, being the bloated, active and advanced decay the most attractive to the bees.
Future scenarios of land-use-cover effects on pollination supply and demand in São Paulo State, Brazil
Abstract: Rapid land-use/land cover changes (LULCC) have led to habitat loss and fragmentation in the natural forest areas, which are mainly due to the intense and rapid expansion of urban areas and
The Nocturnal Ovipositon Behavior of Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Brazil and Its Forensic Implications
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Ch Chrysomya megacephala deposited eggs at night under artificial light and in total darkness, but the amount of eggs was significantly lower when compared with the daytime experiments in dark conditions and under natural light.
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