Neotropical stingless bee (meliponine) species traits
Includes all Neotropical stingless bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Meliponini) species, with trait data collected from the literature and unpublished data. Traits include worker body size, colony size, nest description, foraging strategy, aggressiveness, flight range, etc. All data entered have been matched to current species names, following the Moure catalog (http://moure.cria.org.br/index).
Dataset Location: Please contact Elinor Lichtenberg
Site Location: Neotropics
Site(s) Georeferenced: No
Data collection summary/Methods: Data were collected using a variety of behavioral and ecological techniques
Data collected: Taxonomic synonyms, some local names, worker body size, colony size, nest description, foraging strategy, aggressiveness, flight range, recruitment mechanism, crop load
Known Issues: Not all traits are available for all species, since many stingless bee species remain poorly studied.
Conditions for use: The distributing author is open to collaborations
Citation/ Distributing Author: Elinor Lichtenberg
Available via the EcoData Retriever: No