The influence of habitat and species attributes on the density and nest spacing of a stingless bee (Meliponini) in the Atlantic Rainforest.

@article{Silva2016TheIO,
  title={The influence of habitat and species attributes on the density and nest spacing of a stingless bee (Meliponini) in the Atlantic Rainforest.},
  author={M. D. Silva and M. Ramalho},
  journal={Sociobiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={63},
  pages={991-997}
}
  • M. D. Silva, M. Ramalho
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Sociobiology
  • T. spinipes lives in perennial eusocial colonies and builds nests exposed on tree branches. Why this habitat generalist with exposed nests cannot nest successfully in forest habitats is intriguing. This study explores the hypothesis this species reaches higher densities in vegetation with open canopies and the subsidiary shading hypothesis, assuming the failure of exposed nests in closed canopy rainforest. As this species shows the basic attributes of territorial foraging groups, the hypothesis… CONTINUE READING
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