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Effects of nectar consumption by the hummingbird flower mite Proctolaelaps kirmsei on nectar availability in Hamelia patens

Author(s): R. K. Colwell

Month: Jun
Year: 1995

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Biotropica
Volume: 27
Issue: 2
Pages: 206-217

Article Topic(s): Competition,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Field

Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),

Abstract

Hummingbird Bower mites were found to consume 40% of the available nectar in Hamelia patens flowers. Mites and hummingbirds combined consume 85% of flower nectar.

Suggested Citation

R. K. Colwell. "Effects of nectar consumption by the hummingbird flower mite Proctolaelaps kirmsei on nectar availability in Hamelia patens." Biotropica 27.2 (1995): 206-217.

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