Nectar thieves or invited pollinators? A case study of tansy flowers and common house mosquitoes

@article{Peach2016NectarTO,
  title={Nectar thieves or invited pollinators? A case study of tansy flowers and common house mosquitoes},
  author={D. Peach and G. Gries},
  journal={Arthropod-Plant Interactions},
  year={2016},
  volume={10},
  pages={497-506}
}
Mosquitoes are generally considered nectar thieves that do not contribute to the pollination of the flowers they visit. Here we tested the hypothesis that the common house mosquito, Culex pipiens, contributes to the pollination of tansies, Tanacetum vulgare, and possibly the pollination of other members of the Asteraceae (Achillea millefolium, Leucanthemum vulgare, Solidago canadensis). To test this hypothesis, we (1) field-collected mosquitoes probing inflorescences of T. vulgare, A… Expand

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