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dc.contributor.authorSilva, Marília D. e-
dc.contributor.authorSilva, A. C .R. Andrade-
dc.contributor.authorSilva, M-
dc.creatorSilva, Marília D. e-
dc.creatorSilva, A. C .R. Andrade-
dc.creatorSilva, M-
dc.descriptionp. 548-552.pt_BR
dc.description.abstractA communal dormitory of male orchid bees, Euglossa melanotricha Moure, was monitored over a one-year period, when they passed the night in the fronds of a Serpocaulon triseriale (Polypodiaceae) fern. The bees used the same fronds continuously, moving to neighboring fronds as senescence set in. As many as 49 males were observed together on any one night, clinging to the midribs on the abaxial surface of up to five fern blades with their mandibles. A number of males returned to the same site to pass the night continuously over a number of months, and were observed making physical contact with one another without provoking agonistic behavior. Males of E. melanotricha appeared to prefer sleeping at sites close to nests and potential sources of odoriferous essences, such as orchids (Orchidaceae).pt_BR
dc.subjectsleeping sitept_BR
dc.titleLong-Term Male Aggregations of Euglossa melanotricha Moure (Hymenoptera: Apidae) on Fern Fronds Serpocaulon triseriale (Pteridophyta: Polypodiaceae)pt_BR
dc.title.alternativeNeotropical Entomologypt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de Periódicopt_BR
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