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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

Month: Jun
Year: 1995

Publication Type: Note
Journal: Biotropica
Volume: 27
Issue: 2
Pages: 258-262

Article Topic(s): Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),

Abstract

Examines 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 Citation

C. 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.

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