POLLINATION OF SKYVINE BY CARPENTER BEES

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“In early October 2014, I was admiring the pale, powdery purple inflorescence of the Skyvine (Thunbergia grandiflora, family Acanthaceae) along forest edge (above). As the delicate blossoms bathed in the gentle morning sun and swayed seductively in the balmy breeze, … Continued

CARPENTER BEE SUNBATHING

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“On the morning of 20th July 2014, I had the opportunity to observe a male carpenter bee (Xylocopa latipes) perched at the apex of a bare branch and basking in the sun against a clear blue sky (above). At regular … Continued