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Titolo:
Evidence for handedness in bumblebees
Autore:
Kells, AR; Goulson, D;
Indirizzi:
Univ Southampton, Sch Biol Sci, Div Biodivers & Ecol, Southampton SO16 7PX, Hants, England Univ Southampton Southampton Hants England SO16 7PX 6 7PX, Hants, England
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF INSECT BEHAVIOR
fascicolo: 1, volume: 14, anno: 2001,
pagine: 47 - 55
SICI:
0892-7553(200101)14:1<47:EFHIB>2.0.ZU;2-2
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BEES; BEHAVIOR; FLOWERS; PREFERENCES; POLLINATORS; BIAS;
Keywords:
Bombus; rotation; foraging; nectar; handling; flower constancy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
28
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Kells, AR Univ Southampton, Sch Biol Sci, Div Biodivers & Ecol, Biomed SciBldg,Bassett Crescent E, Southampton SO16 7PX, Hants, England Univ Southampton Biomed Sci Bldg,Bassett Crescent E Southampton Hants England SO16 7PX
Citazione:
A.R. Kells e D. Goulson, "Evidence for handedness in bumblebees", J INSECT B, 14(1), 2001, pp. 47-55

Abstract

The describe a simple study of how bumblebees ( Bombus spp.) behave when visiting florets which are arranged in a circle around a vertical inflorescence. In four species of bees, individuals showed a tendency for rotation inthe same direction around each inflorescence on successive visits, i.e., each individual tended to go either clockwise or anticlockwise. Similar behavior has also been observed in mammals including humans. The implications of this tendency to repeat tasks in the same way are discussed, particularlyin relation to our understanding of the phenomenon known as flower constancy: In humans, the tendency for individuals to turn in a particular direction is strongly related to handedness. In three of the four bee species there was a significant overall tendency for the bees to rotate in a preferred direction, suggesting that they too may exhibit handedness.

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