3085Goldenrod and other Asteraceae as Fall's primary nectar source
- Dec 9, 2013All:I received the following questions from Dave Wagner who is writing up a paper on bees in New England Rights of Way.
I am writing up a vegetation study under a transmission line ROW and we have good data on Solidago and other nectar sources. I wanted to add this sentence to the manuscript.
“A second functional group, the composites (Asteraceae) provide much of the late-season pollen and nectar for wild bees and legions of other flower visitors: flower flies, wasps, pollen-feeding beetles, butterflies, moths, and others (Ginsberg 1983, Barth 1991, Discover Life 2013)…”
Can you recommend a reference or a person that I might contact about goldenrod serving as a primary pollen/nectar source for late-season bees?So if anyone has any references regarding fall nectar sources and, in particular, the roll of Solidago that would be great.I would like to throw out this general observation from collecting that while Goldenrod is certainly worth hunting bees on and, at times, has interesting things like Perdita that its general attractiveness is less compared to Frost Asters.ThankssamBees are Not OptionalOng là không bắt buộc
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