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Large Carpenter Bees as Agricultural Pollinators
Large carpenter bees (genus Xylocopa) are wood-nesting generalist pollinators of broad geographical distribution that exhibit varying levels of sociality. Their foraging is characterized by a wideExpand
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Bees in two-armed bandit situations: foraging choices and possible decision mechanisms
In multi-armed bandit situations, gamblers must choose repeatedly between options that differ in reward probability, without prior information on the options' relative profitability. ForagingExpand
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Possible Foraging Benefits of Bimodal Daily Activity in Proxylocopa olivieri (Lepeletier) (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae)
Abstract We followed the daily and seasonal foraging patterns of the solitary bee Proxylocopa olivieri during two springs and summers in Har Gilo, Israel. During the foraging season, the beesExpand
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Innate movement rules in foraging bees: flight distances are affected by recent rewards and are correlated with choice of flower type
Abstract The non-random movement patterns of foraging bees are believed to increase their search efficiency. These patterns may be innate, or they may be learned through the bees’ early foragingExpand
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Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition
Significance Decades of research have fostered the now-prevalent assumption that noncrop habitat facilitates better pest suppression by providing shelter and food resources to the predators andExpand
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Possible Mechanisms for the Formation of Flower Size Preferences by Foraging Bumblebees
Large flowers often contain larger nectar rewards, and receive more pollinator visits, than small flowers. We studied possible behavioral mechanisms underlying the formation of flower sizeExpand
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Evidence of red sensitive photoreceptors in Pygopleurus israelitus (Glaphyridae: Coleoptera) and its implications for beetle pollination in the southeast Mediterranean
A very well-documented case of flower-beetle interaction is the association in the Mediterranean region between red bowl-shaped flowers and beetles of the family Glaphyridae. The present studyExpand
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Host-Handling Behavior: An Innate Component of Foraging Behavior in the Parasitoid Wasp Ampulex compressa
The reproductive success of parasitoids depends on their ability to locate, select, and handle hosts quickly and efficiently. Learning has been shown to play a role in host finding and host choice,Expand
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LIFE-HISTORY OF BALANUS AMPHITRITE AND CHTHAMALUS STELLATUS RECRUITED TO SETTLEMENT PANELS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN COAST OF ISRAEL
ABSTRACT Experimental acrylic plastic panels were submerged in the intertidal zone at Mikhmoret, the Mediterranean coast of Israel, at three vertical levels and facing four compass directions.Expand
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Variability in nectar production and standing crop, and their relation to pollinator visits in a Mediterranean shrub
Nectar standing crops in flowers within an individual plant are often highly variable. This variability may be a by-product of the foraging activity of insect pollinators. Alternatively, plants mayExpand
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