Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Nectar thievery by ants from southern Spanish insect-pollinated flowers

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Insectes_v2b_00314
Auteur(s)
  • C. M. Herrera 1
  • J. Herrera 2
  • X. Espadaler 3
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Estación Biológica de Doñana, Sevilla-12, Spain
  • 2) Departmento de Botánica, Facultad de Biología, Sevilla-12, Spain
  • 3) Departmento de Zoología, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Résumé

Correlates of ant nectarivory have been investigated in a sample of 75 insect-pollinated, nectar-producing southern Spanish plant species. Ants exploit floral nectar opportunistically. Variation among plant species in sugar secretion rates and flower location relative to ground level do not influence either the chances of ant visitation or the identity of ant species involved. Mechanical restrictions on nectar accessibility (tubular corollas, occlusive structures) decrease nectar thievery, Some evolutionary trends in floral morphology usually related to a decrease in the range of effective pollinators alone may simultaneously be interpreted in terms of increased plant adaptedness to exclude non-pollinating insect nectarivores.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - entomology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Insect Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - entomology
Identifiant ISTEX
B911DD6AF50A7E1769424368A786F70629971CE2
Revue

Insectes Sociaux

Année de publication
1984
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.2
Sous-corpus
  • Insectes
Type de publication
Journal
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