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Chewing lice (Insecta, Phthiraptera) and feather mites (Acari, Astigmata) associated with birds of the Cerrado in Central Brazil
The association of chewing lice and feather mites with wild birds of riparian forest was investigated in the Cerrado biome, Tocantins State, Brazil. The birds were captured with mist nets betweenExpand
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Yeast communities associated with stingless bees.
The yeast communities associated with the stingless bees Tetragonisca angustula, Melipona quadrifasciata and Frieseomelitta varia were studied. The bees T. angustula and F. varia showed a strongExpand
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Floral preferences of a neotropical stingless bee, Melipona quadrifasciata Lepeletier (Apidae: Meliponina) in an urban forest fragment.
Species of plants used by Melipona quadrifasciata Lepeletier for pollen and nectar gathering in an urban forest fragment were recorded in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Melipona quadrifasciataExpand
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Diversidade e comportamento dos insetos visitantes florais de Stachytarpheta glabra Cham. (Verbenaceae), em uma área de campo ferruginoso, Ouro Preto, MG
The influence of abiotic factors and floral resources on the frequency of insect visitors to Stachytarpheta glabra Cham was assessed in an area of ferruginous fields, Ouro Preto, MG. A total of 312Expand
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Pollen and nectar harvesting by the stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides (Apidae: Meliponini) in an urban forest fragment in Southeastern Brazil
Pollen and nectar sources used by Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides were recorded at Parque Estadual da Serra do Rola‐Moça during one year. Eighty‐nine workers of M. quadrifasciata visited flowersExpand
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The value of a tree species (Caryocar brasiliense) for a stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata quadrifasciata
The expansion of crop lands and increased logging for charcoal production in the Brazilian savannahs (“cerrados”) has reduced richness and abundance of Meliponini bees. This may be a consequence ofExpand
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Trap-Nesting Hymenoptera and Their Network with Parasites in Recovered Riparian Forests Brazil
Different aspects of human activities can cause environmental change that endanger species persistence, alter species distributions, and lead to changes in antagonistic and mutualistic interactions,Expand
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Starmerella meliponinorum sp. nov., a novel ascomycetous yeast species associated with stingless bees.
Thirty-two strains of the novel species Starmerella meliponinorum sp. nov. were isolated from various substrates associated with three stingless bee species (tribe Meliponini) in Brazil and one inExpand
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The traditional knowledge on stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponina) used by the Enawene-Nawe tribe in western Brazil
BackgroundThis paper presents the Enawene-Nawe Society's traditional knowledge about stingless bees. The Enawene-Nawe are an Aruak speaking people, indigenous to the Meridian Amazon. Specifically,Expand
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Compositional changes in bee and wasp communities along Neotropical mountain altitudinal gradient
Climate conditions tend to differ along an altitudinal gradient, resulting in some species groups’ patterns of lower species richness with increasing altitude. While this pattern is well understoodExpand
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