Assessing the impact of the invasive buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) on the pollination of the native Chilean herb Mimulus luteus

  title={Assessing the impact of the invasive buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) on the pollination of the native Chilean herb Mimulus luteus},
  author={Gabriel Esterio and Roxana Cares-Su{\'a}rez and Catalina Gonz{\'a}lez-Browne and Patricia Salinas and Gast{\'o}n O. Carvallo and Rodrigo Medel},
  journal={Arthropod-Plant Interactions},
The arrival of exotic pollinators to new habitats may introduce new patterns of floral preference and foraging behavior that modify the structure of the resident plant–pollinator community. The aim of this paper is to examine the potential impact of the exotic bumblebee Bombus terrestris on the pollination service provided by the native pollinator assemblage of the herb Mimulus luteus. The study was performed in a high-elevation locality in the Chilean Andes during the summer seasons of 2010… Expand

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