Beetle pollination and flowering rhythm of Annona coriacea Mart. (Annonaceae) in Brazilian cerrado: Behavioral features of its principal pollinators

@article{Costa2017BeetlePA,
  title={Beetle pollination and flowering rhythm of Annona coriacea Mart. (Annonaceae) in Brazilian cerrado: Behavioral features of its principal pollinators},
  author={Marilza da Silva Costa and Ricardo Jos{\'e} Silva and Hip{\'o}lito Ferreira Paulino-Neto and M{\^o}nica Josene Barbosa Pereira},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2017},
  volume={12}
}
The conservation and sustainable management of Annona coriacea requires knowledge of its floral and reproductive biology, and of its main pollinators and their life cycles. [...] Key Method Floral biology was assessed by observing flowers from the beginning of anthesis to senescence. The visiting hours and behavior of floral visitors in the floral chamber were recorded, as were the sites of oviposition. Excavations were undertaken around specimens of A. coriacea to determine the location of immature pollinators…Expand
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