Bumblebees forage on flowers of increasingly complex morphologies despite low success

@article{Krishna2019BumblebeesFO,
  title={Bumblebees forage on flowers of increasingly complex morphologies despite low success},
  author={Shivani Krishna and T. Keasar},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2019},
  volume={155},
  pages={119-130}
}
Foraging bees expend considerable time and energy handling flowers that are morphologically complex (with concealed food rewards) while simple flowers (with readily available rewards) bloom simultaneously in their foraging environment. Previous studies have investigated the consequences of floral morphology for both foragers and plants, often treating ‘complex’ and ‘simple’ morphologies as dichotomous traits. How pollinators' foraging choices and success vary along a floral complexity gradient… Expand
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