Neotropical stingless bee (meliponine) plant visitation
Includes published and unpublished records of Neotropical stingless bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Meliponini) plant usage determined through both transect studies and pollen analyses. I have matched data to current bee species names following the Moure catalog (http://moure.cria.org.br/index), and plant classification following GBIF (http://data.gbif.org/welcome.htm).
Dataset Location: Please contact Elinor Lichtenberg
Site Location: Various locations, mainly in Brazil and Panama (habitats include Mata Atlantica, cerrado, caatinga, tropical cloud forest, Panamanian tropical forest, Amazon, auracaria forest)
Site(s) Georeferenced: No
Data collection summary/Methods: Most studies collected data by walking transects and monitoring bee activity, or collecting pollen from returning bees or the nest.
Known Issues: Data are somewhat sparse.
Conditions for use: The distributing author is open to collaborations.
Citation/ Distributing Author: Elinor Lichtenberg
Available via the EcoData Retriever: No