Ambient temperature influences Australian native stingless bee (Trigona carbonaria) preference for warm nectar

Melanie Norgate, S Boyd-Gerny, Vera Simonov, Marcello Rosa, T Heard, Adrian Dyer

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The interaction between flowers and insect pollinators is an important aspect of the reproductive mechanisms of many plant species. Several laboratory and field studies indicate that raising flower temperature above ambient can be an advantage in attracting pollinators. Here we demonstrate that this preference for warmer flowers is, in fact, context-dependent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 8
Number of pages8
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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