Table 2: Number of pollen grains deposited by the visitors on the stigmas of different plant species.

Visitor speciesNumber of pollen grains deposited on the stigma
AlfalfaToriaCarrotBath sponge

A. ilerda-56 ±11.7--
A. leaena--19 ±6.8-
A. dorsata49 ±2.873 ±11.5--
A. floreant48±10.216±5.2235 ±23.2
A. mellifera44 ±3.363 ±9.8--
C. cephalotes29 ±3.5---
C. rubripes40 ±3.1---
M. nana34 ±4.7---
Halictus sp.---292 ± 28.9
Melissodes sp.---454 ± 32.4
Syrphid flies-33 ±7.311 ±3.5-
X. fenestrata---1109 ± 71.3
L.S.D. (p<0.05)3.46.31.823.6

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