PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS ON FORAGING ACTIVITIES OF BOMBUS DAHLBOMII AND BOMBUS TERRESTRIS (HYM: APIDAE) ON NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE VEGETATION IN CHILE

L. Ruz, R. Herrera
The present paper provides preliminary information about some foraging activities of B. Dahlbomii, a native apid, and the introduced B. terrestris, in areas of Central-South and Central Chile. The field work was centered in looking at variables like: frequency of insect visits per plant; stigma contact; pollen collection; nectar gathering; and, time of floral visitation. Analysis of the data attempts to provide a better understanding of bumblebees behavior when foraging on native and non-native flowering plants and interaction with other insects, especially bees, in wild conditions.
Ruz, L. and Herrera, R. (2001). PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS ON FORAGING ACTIVITIES OF BOMBUS DAHLBOMII AND BOMBUS TERRESTRIS (HYM: APIDAE) ON NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE VEGETATION IN CHILE. Acta Hortic. 561, 165-169
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.561.24
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.561.24
Bumblebees, foraging, pollen, nectar, Eryngium, Lavatera, Salvia
English

Acta Horticulturae