March 27, 2018

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  • Image of Derelomus chamaeropsis adult on male inflorescence.

    Inflorescence arrangement and nursery pollinator occupancy

    Nursery pollination systems are excellent biological models to study how obligated plant-insect mutualisms function and have evolved. Jácome-Flores et al. investigated whether and how the spatial distribution, sex, and flowering synchrony of Chamaerops humilis (Arecaceae) relates to host occupancy by the larvae of its pollinator, the palm flower weevil, Derelomus chamaeropsis (Coleoptera). Interestingly, the remarkable […] More