Factors influencing the foraging activity of the allodapine bee Braunsapis puangensis on creeping daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata) in Fiji
The aim of this study was to obtain empirical data on the activity and distribution of Braunsapis puangensis in the Suva area of Fiji and examine its association with Sphagneticola trilobata. We studied spatial patterns on a local scale by recording its presence or absence on patches of S. trilobata along roadsides, and carried out long term sampling over 14 months to gain information on patterns in seasonal occurrence. A more detailed study was performed at a single site to investigate daily foraging patterns and examine the effects of environmental conditions on B. puangensis activity.
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