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Biological Data of Stingless Bees with Potential Application in Pesticide Risk Assessments

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Author(s):
Dorigo, A. S. [1] ; Rosa-Fontana, A. S. [1] ; Camargo, I. F. [2] ; Nocelli, R. C. F. [2] ; Malaspina, O. [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho UN, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos UFSCar, Araras, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Sociobiology; v. 65, n. 4, SI, p. 777-779, OCT 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Due to the current practice of intensive pesticide use in Brazil on crops with flowers that are attractive to bees, biological information about Brazilian native bees is required in order for public authorities that are responsible for environmental safety to use them for calculations of risk assessments. Thus, the present study aimed to obtain biological data on stingless bees: Melipona scutellaris Latreille, Scaptotrigona postica Latreille and Tetragonisca angustula Latreille. The food consumed by larvae and by adults and the mass of forager workers were obtained. The results provide essential inputs for the risk assessment of stingless bee exposure to pesticides, which combined with information about the concentrations of these substances in crops with flowers that are attractive to bees, may be used in risk calculations. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/00328-4 - Standardization method for toxicity tests in stingless bee larvae in laboratory conditions, and potential adverse effects from the larval food contaminated with the neonicotinoid thiamethoxam
Grantee:Annelise de Souza Rosa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate