Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Busy Bees: Variation in Insect Flower-Visiting Rates across Multiple Plant Species

Table 1

Summary of rate data showing number of observations, the mean rate, and the post hoc significance. Rows are ordered according to visitation rate. In all, we collected rate data (flowers probed/minute) from 2987 insects.

Insect groupObservations ()Mean rate/minutePost hoc significance

Bumble bees52411.5a
Honey bees8089.2b
Non-Apidae bees1145.2c
Hoverflies4794.8d
Wasps1284.3e
Butterflies6683.9f
Flies (others)523.4gf
Moths813.2g
Beetles1332.2h