Table 1: Number of pollen grains carried by different visitor species foraging on four plants.

Visitor speciesNumber of pollen grains carried by different visitor species foraging on four plants
AlfalfaToriaCarrotBath sponge

Andrena ilerda-1425 ± 10.1--
Andrena leaena--1240± 9.3-
Apis dorsata1475 ± 9.31525 ± 11.9--
Apis floreant1335 ± 10.31205 ±8.61269 ± 5.8
Apis mellifera1350 ± 11.91475 ± 13.6--
Chalicodoma cephalotes1235 ± 8.5---
Chalicodoma rubripes1310± 7.9---
Megachile nana1285 ± 10.3---
Halictus sp.---1406 ± 8.7
Melissodes sp.---1835 ± 12.6
Syrphid flies-1210± 7.6183 ±3.4-
Xylocopa fenestrata---2850 ± 21.1
LSD (p<0.05)21.7820.613.877.3

Mean ± SE of 50 observations; values have been rounded off to the nearest whole number; nt= species acted as nectar thief; -: pollinator species was not present.