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Floral resources and risk of exposure to pesticides for Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides Lepeletier 1836 in a Cerrado of SAo Paulo (Brazil)

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Pinto Da Luz, Cynthia Fernandes [1] ; Fidalgo, Adriana De Oliveira [2] ; Yovetti Silva, Shirley Ambrosia [1] ; Rodrigues, Sandra Dos Santos [1] ; Ferreira Nocelli, Roberta Cornelio [3]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Inst Bot, Nucleo Pesquisa Palinol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Inst Bot, Nucleo Pesquisa Sementes, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Ciencias Agr, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: GRANA; v. 57, n. 5, p. 377-400, 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Honey and bee bread samples from storage pots of Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides were collected monthly from April 2015 to May 2016 in the Mogi Guacu Biological Reserve (22o 10' S, 47o 11' W). The flora in the site is characteristic of the Atlantic Forest with preserved areas of savanna-like vegetation surrounded by commercial forests, orchards and various crops of exotic and native plants. Samples were analysed with the use of melissopalynological methodology and 46 pollen types from 38 genera and 30 families were identified in 25 honey samples. Fabaceae, Asteraceae, Myrtaceae, Sapindaceae showed the greatest pollen richness in honey. Predominant nectariferous pollen types were Anadenanthera, Cordia, Eucalyptus, Mimosa scabrella, Schefflera, Sida, Serjania and Vernonia. Twenty-eight types of pollen from 21 genera and 19 families were identified in 22 bee bread samples. Fabaceae, Asteraceae and Myrtaceae showed the highest pollen richness. Anadenanthera, Cecropia, Eucalyptus, Melastomataceae, Mimosa scabrella, Mimosa verrucosa and Myrcia were the most frequent polliniferous pollen types. Principal component analysis (PCA) demonstrated that honey and pollen samples formed two main groups of similarity, mainly due to Eucalyptus' nectar and pollen of Melastomataceae, respectively. Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides collected nectar and pollen from the preserved areas as well as in the secondary and ruderal' vegetation and in cultivated forests/fields, suggesting their importance as pollinators both of native flora and exotic species. The use of trophic resources of plants grown with pesticides is a concern for the conservation of these species of bee and should be better studied. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/12488-0 - Risk assessment of pesticides on bees and its impact on the pollination process
Grantee:Roberta Cornélio Ferreira Nocelli
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/13977-0 - XIV International Palynological Congress - X International Organisation of Palaeobotany Conference
Grantee:Cynthia Fernandes Pinto da Luz
Support type: Research Grants - Meeting - Brazil