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- Somarriba, Eduardo, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Hydrobiologia 2019 v.828 no.1 pp. 327-337
- Bromeliaceae; Diptera; Neotropics; Theobroma cacao; agroforestry; aquatic organisms; biodiversity; breeding sites; canopy; epiphytes; farmers; fauna; habitats; invertebrates; larvae; leaves; parasites; plantations; pollination; pollinators; Nicaragua
- ... Bromeliads are common plants in the Neotropics. Being epiphytic, they are often incorrectly considered as parasites and removed from agroforestry systems. However, their water-filled leaf axils provide habitats for a diverse group of aquatic organisms, potentially including cacao pollinating dipterans which could be beneficial to local farmers. Thus far, it is unclear how frequently and abundantly ...