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The nectar alkaloid, gelsemine, does not affect offspring performance of a native solitary bee, Osmia lignaria (Megachilidae)
Author(s): S. E. Elliott, R. E. Irwin, L. S. Adler and N. M. Williams
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Ecological Entomology
Article Topic(s): Pollination,Chemistry
Research Setting(s): Field,Laboratory
Species Referenced: Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina jessamine),
AbstractGelsemine, an alkaloid found in Gelsemiun smpervirens flower nectar was found to reduce visitation by solitary bees. However, no detrimental effects were found for bee offspring that were fed nectar containing gelsemine.
Suggested CitationS. E. Elliott, R. E. Irwin, L. S. Adler and N. M. Williams. "The nectar alkaloid, gelsemine, does not affect offspring performance of a native solitary bee, Osmia lignaria (Megachilidae)." Ecological Entomology 33.2 (2008): 298-304.