The importance of plant diversity in maintaining the pollinator bee, Eulaema nigrita (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in sweet passion fruit fields.

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The euglossine bee Eulaema nigrita plays an important role for the pollination of native and economically important plants, such as the sweet passion-fruit Passiflora alata. E. nigrita uniquely collects the nectar from the flowers of P. alata, nevertheless, it needs to visit other plants to collect pollen, nectar and other resources for its survival. There… (More)

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@article{Silva2012TheIO, title={The importance of plant diversity in maintaining the pollinator bee, Eulaema nigrita (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in sweet passion fruit fields.}, author={Cl{\'a}udia In{\^e}s da Silva and Natali Gomes Bordon and L{\'e}o Correia da Rocha Filho and Carlos Alberto Gar{\'o}falo}, journal={Revista de biologia tropical}, year={2012}, volume={60 4}, pages={1553-65} }