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- Campbell, Diane R.; Bischoff, Mascha; Lord, Janice M.; Robertson, Alastair W.
- Ecology 2010 v.91 no.9 pp. 2638-2649
- solitary bees, etc ; Hylaeus; Leioproctus; Syrphidae; color; corolla; pollinating insects; reflectance; New Zealand; Show all 9 Subjects
- ... Despite a long‐standing belief that insect pollinators can select for certain flower colors, there are few experimental demonstrations that free‐flying insects choose between natural flowers based on color. We investigated responses of insect visitors to experimental manipulations of flower color in the New Zealand alpine. Native syrphid flies (Allograpta and Platycheirus) and solitary bees (Hylae ...