The behaviour of male orchid bees (Apidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta) and the question of leks

@article{Kimsey1980TheBO,
  title={The behaviour of male orchid bees (Apidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta) and the question of leks},
  author={L. S. Kimsey},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1980},
  volume={28},
  pages={996-1004}
}
  • L. S. Kimsey
  • Published 1980
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract The male territories of two species of orchid bees, Eulaema meriana and Euglossa imperialis, are described. These territories consist of a perch, where the males display on the trunk of a tree, and a route flown from and back to the perch. Territories are located in treefalls or other large light gaps in tropical forest. The territories of these two species differ in the height of the perch and amount of light reaching it, size of the perch tree, and period of activity. A definition of… CONTINUE READING
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