volume 39, issue 6, P854-861 2010
DOI: 10.1590/s1519-566x2010000600002
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Abstract: ABSTRACT -This paper presents an analysis of the foraging behavior and interactions of Xylocopa frontalis Olivier (Apidae: Xylocopini) and Eulaema mocsaryi (Friese) (Apidae: Euglossini) in the presence of stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini) in fl owers of Bertholletia excelsa, the Brazilian nut. The palynological load carried by both species was also examined. This study was conducted in the farm Aruanã, Itacoatiara/ Amazonas state, Brazil, during the fl owering peak of B. excelsa. The visitation by the main …

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