Agrochemical synergism imposes higher risk to Neotropical bees than to honeybees

  title={Agrochemical synergism imposes higher risk to Neotropical bees than to honeybees},
  author={Hudson V. V. Tom{\'e} and Gabryele S Ramos and Micaele F Ara{\'u}jo and Weyder Cristiano Santana and Gil Rodrigues Dos Santos and Raul Narciso Carvalho Guedes and Carlos Dias Maciel and Philip L. Newland and Eug{\^e}nio E Oliveira},
  booktitle={Royal Society open science},
Bees are key pollinators whose population numbers are declining, in part, owing to the effects of different stressors such as insecticides and fungicides. We have analysed the susceptibility of the Africanized honeybee, Apis mellifera, and the stingless bee, Partamona helleri, to commercial formulations of the insecticides deltamethrin and imidacloprid. The toxicity of fungicides based on thiophanate-methyl and chlorothalonil were investigated individually and in combination, and with the… CONTINUE READING
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