Chemosensory control of pollen ingestion in the hoverfly Eristalis tenax by labellar taste hairs

Abstract

The labellar gustatory system of the dronefly Eristalis tenax L. (Syrphidae; Diptera) that enables the fly to discriminate between pollen and nectar is investigated, and the triggering of pollen ingestion is examined. In behavioural preference tests, exhaustively extracted pollen of the sunflower Helianthus annuus is consumed in smaller amounts than… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s003590050019

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