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Pollen consumption by the hummingbird flower mite Proctolaelaps kirmsei and possible fitness effects on Hamelia patens
Author(s): C. J. Paciorek, B. R. Moyer, R. A. Levin and S. L. Halpern
Publication Type: Note
Article Topic(s): Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),
AbstractExamines the effects of the hummingbird flower mite on its host plant, Hamelia patens. The hummingbird flower mite consumes whole pollen grains of its host plant. The article evaluates effects on male fitness of the plant.
Suggested CitationC. J. Paciorek, B. R. Moyer, R. A. Levin and S. L. Halpern. "Pollen consumption by the hummingbird flower mite Proctolaelaps kirmsei and possible fitness effects on Hamelia patens." Biotropica 27.2 (1995): 258-262.