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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
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Competition,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Field
Species Referenced: Hamelia patens (Scarletbush),
AbstractHummingbird 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 CitationR. 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.