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Some Factors Affecting the Coloration of Citrus Honey

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Campos-Jiménez et al.: Pollination Behaviors of Insects on Pontederia sagittata 217 FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF APIS MELLIFERA (HYMENOPTERA: APIDAE) AND LYCASTRIRHYNCHA NITENS (DIPTERA: SYRPHIDAE) ON PONTEDERIA SAGITTATA (COMMELINALES: PONTEDERIACEAE) ON A DISTURBED SITE Jaqueline Campos-Jiménez1, armando J. martínez1,2,*, Jordan Golubov3, José GarCía-FranCo4 and César ruiz-montiel5 1Instituto de Neuroetología, Universidad Veracruzana, Av. Luis Castelazo s/n, Col. Industrial Ánimas, Xalapa, Veracruz 91190, México 2Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Veracruzana, Av. Luis Castelazo s/n, Col. Industrial Ánimas, Xalapa, Veracruz 91190, México 3Laboratorio de Ecología, Sistemática y Fisiología Vegetal, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Calzada del Hueso 1100, Col. Villa Quietud, Deleg. Coyoacán, 04960, México D.F. 4Red de Ecología Funcional, Instituto de Ecología A.C., Km. 2.5 Carretera Antigua a Coatepec No. 351, Congregación El Haya, Xalapa, Veracruz 91070, México 5Instituto de Investigaciones Forestales, Universidad Veracruzana, Parque El Haya, Xalapa, Veracruz, México *Corresponding author; E-mail: [email protected] abstraCt By influencing the exchange of pollen, floral visitor behavior largely promotes the reproduc- tive success of the plants. Pontederia sagittata (C. Presl) (Commelinales: Pontederiaceae) is a tristylous species whose morphs (long-styled L, mid-styled M and short-styled S) differ in the arrangement of reproductive organs and the amounts and accessibility for food for pollinating insects. We evaluated the behavior of 2 common contemporary visitors to in- florescences, the exotic bee Apis mellifera (L.) (Apidae), a not historical pollinator, and the flower fly Lycastrirhyncha nitens (Bigot) (Syrphidae), a frequent visitor already reported on this aquatic plant, based on HD video records of the number of individuals and the fre- quency and duration of their visits to 300 inflorescences. Both species of insects preferred to

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