18 February, 2016

Aggression between floral specialist bees enhances pollination of Hibiscus

by Blair Sampson et al.

Two female mallow bees visiting the same flower
Bees that rely on a few related species of plants for food are thought to be the most efficient pollinators of their floral hosts. However, pollination efficiencies of these more specialised bee species may be no greater than those of less specialised bees. 

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Read the scientific publication in JPE.