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- Schönenberger, Jürg, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Flora 2017 v.232 pp. 7-15
- Anthurium; Apidae; abdomen; bees; brood cells; esters; females; flowers; gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; headspace analysis; larvae; legs; males; norisoprenoids; odors; oils; perfumes; pollen; pollination; pollinators; secretion
- ... It has been known since Stefan Vogel’s observations in 1969 that solitary female oil bees collect fatty floral oils from specialized oil-secreting plants with the aid of hairy patches on either their legs or abdomen, a reward used as food for their larvae and/or to line their brood cells. Similar adaptations are also known from male oil bees, although the purpose of their oil-collecting behavior h ...