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Asociación entre abejas sin aguijón (Apidae, Meliponini) y la flora del bosque seco en la región norte de Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Show simple item record Barquero-Elizondo, Ana Isabel Aguilar-Monge, Ingrid Méndez-Cartín, Ana Lucía Hernández-Sánchez, Gustavo Sánchez-Toruño, Henry Montero-Flores, William Herrera-González, Eduardo Sánchez-Chaves, Luis Alejandro Barrantes- Vásquez, Alejandra Gutiérrez-Leitón, Milena Mesén-Montano, Isaac Bullé-Bueno, Francisco 2022-08-30T18:25:33Z 2022-08-30T18:25:33Z 2019-01-01
dc.identifier.issn 2215-3896.
dc.identifier.other 10.15359/rca.53-1.4
dc.description.abstract Stingless bees are important pollinators in tropical and subtropical regions; they are associated with the flora that provides them with food, sites for nesting, resins, sap and exudates. We sought to determine the association between bees and flora in the cerro El Hacha sector (intervened primary forest) and the Pocosol sector (secondary forest) of the Guanacaste National Park, where the nests were inventoried in 33 plots of 20 x 20 m². Pollen from plants was collected within the plots and around the nests (radius 500 m); also, we collected and analyzed corbicular charges of pollen from bees trapped with entomological nets at the entrance of the nests. In the cerro El Hacha sector, pollen was collected from three nests of Scaptotrigona pectoralis and in the Pocosol sector we collected pollen from two nests of Trigona fulviventris. A density of 4.43 nests / ha-1 was obtained from the species: Tetragonisca angustula, Tetragona ziegleri, Plebeia frontalis and Trigona fulviventris. The nests were found in the trunks of trees, with preference for Quercus oleoides, where 50 % of them were found. The food plants used by S. pectoralis in cerro El Hacha were: Cupania guatemalensis (30 %), Byrsonima crassifolia (21 %) and Cedrela odorata (15 %). While for T. fulviventris in the Pocosol sector the most important plants were Baltimora recta (26 %), Dorstenia contrajerva (9 %) and Desmodium sp. (9 %). The important role played by the tree species Quercus oleoides for the conservation of the populations of these insects is evident. es_CR
dc.language.iso en es_CR
dc.subject Native bees; pollination; tropical forest. es_CR
dc.title Asociación entre abejas sin aguijón (Apidae, Meliponini) y la flora del bosque seco en la región norte de Guanacaste, Costa Rica es_CR
dc.title.alternative Association Between Stingless Bees (Apidae, Meliponini) and the Dry Forest Flora in the Northern Region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica es_CR
dc.type Article es_CR

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