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- Tripodi, Amber D., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Insect conservation and diversity 2019 v.12 no.3 pp. 183-192
- Gopherus agassizii; Papaveraceae; Perdita meconis; cattle; conservation areas; flowers; foraging; grazing; honey bees; host plants; pollen; pollination; pollinators; protected species; Mojave Desert; Nevada; Utah
- ... The Mojave Desert of the southwestern U.S. is home to two protected species of poppy in the genus Arctomecon Torr. & Frém. (Papaveraceae). A pollinator of these species is the specialist bee Perdita meconis Griswold (Andrenidae) a specialist on poppy pollen. Recently, the easternmost population of P. meconis, which was associated with A. humilis Coville in Utah, has become locally extinct, and oth ...