Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Pollination Requirements and the Foraging Behavior of Potential Pollinators of Cultivated Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa Bonpl.) Trees in Central Amazon Rainforest

Table 2

List of families, species, sex and body size of bees, floral visitors, and potential pollinators of Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa), collected in a commercial cultivation in the county of Itacoatiara, state of Amazonas, Brazil, 2007.

FamilySpeciesSexBody size (mm) ± s.d.

ApidaeXylocopa (Neoxylocopa) frontalis (Olivier, 1789)♂♀
ApidaeEpicharis (Epicharana) flava (Friese, 1900)
ApidaeEpicharis (Epicharana) conica (Smith, 1874)
ApidaeEpicharis (Epicharis) umbraculata (Fabricius, 1804)
ApidaeEpicharis (Parepicharis) zonata (Smith, 1854)
ApidaeCentris (Ptilotopus) americana (Klug, 1810)
ApidaeCentris (Trachina) carrikeri (Cockerell, 1919)
ApidaeCentris (Xanthemisia) ferruginea (Lepeletier, 1841)
ApidaeCentris (Ptilotopus) denudans (Lepeletier, 1841)
ApidaeEulaema (Eulaema) meriana (Olivier, 1789)
ApidaeEulaema (Apeulaema) mocsaryi (Friese, 1899)
ApidaeEulaema (Apeulaema) cingulata (Fabricius, 1804)
ApidaeBombus (Fervidobombus) transversalis (Olivier, 1789)
ApidaeEufrisea purpurata (Mocsáry, 1896)
ApidaeEufrisea flaviventris (Friese, 1899)
ApidaeApis mellifera scutellata (Lepeletier, 1836)
ApidaeFrieseomelitta longipes (Smith, 1854)
ApidaeMelipona (Michmelia) lateralis (Erichson, 1848)
MegachilidaeMegachile sp. 1

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