Foraging pattern of major pollinator fauna of sunflower


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Foraging pattern of major pollinator fauna of sunflower

Authors

  • K M SRINIVAS REDDY AICRP on Sunflower, ZARS, 1Directorate of Research, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560 065, Karnataka
  • Y G SHADAKSHARI AICRP on Sunflower, ZARS, 1Directorate of Research, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560 065, Karnataka
  • S D NEHRU AICRP on Sunflower, ZARS, 1Directorate of Research, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560 065, Karnataka
  • K KARUNA AICRP on Sunflower, ZARS, 1Directorate of Research, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560 065, Karnataka
  • M S UMA AICRP on Sunflower, ZARS, 1Directorate of Research, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru-560 065, Karnataka

https://doi.org/10.56739/jor.v37iSpecialissue.141089

Keywords:

Foragers, Pollinators, Honey bees, Apis dorsata, Apis florea, Apis cerana

Abstract

The activity of pollen and nectar foragers were assessed in sunflower hybrid KBSH 53. Their foraging activity
commenced from 6.00 hrs and continued till 18.00 hrs. The major Apis bee pollinators included Apis dorsata, A.
cerana indica and A. florea and non Apis bees included Xylocopa pubescens F., Xylocopa fenestrate F., Tetragonula iridipennis S. and Ceratina binghami C. This study carried out for four consecutive years revealed that A. dorsata foraged for maximum time of 11 hours (7.01-8.00 hrs to 17.00-18.00 hrs) compared to other foragers. A. cerana and A. florae were active for only 10 hour (8.01-9.00 to 17.01-18.00 hours) and Tetragonula irridipennis for 5 hrs (13.01- 14.00 to 17.00-18.00 hrs).

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2023-08-18

Published

2020-03-12

How to Cite

K M SRINIVAS REDDY, Y G SHADAKSHARI, S D NEHRU, K KARUNA, & M S UMA. (2020). Foraging pattern of major pollinator fauna of sunflower: Foraging pattern of major pollinator fauna of sunflower. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 37(Specialissue). https://doi.org/10.56739/jor.v37iSpecialissue.141089