|Authors: ||L. Ruz, R. Herrera|
|Keywords: ||Bumblebees, foraging, pollen, nectar, Eryngium, Lavatera, Salvia|
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.
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