Ecology

Associations

Plant / pollenated
adult of Apoidea pollenates or fertilises flower of Cypripedium calceolus
Remarks: Other: uncertain

Plant / pollenated
Apoidea pollenates or fertilises flower of Cephalanthera longifolia

Plant / pollenated
adult of Apoidea pollenates or fertilises flower of Orchis mascula
Other: minor host/prey

Plant / pollenated
adult of Apoidea pollenates or fertilises flower of Dactylorhiza maculata

Plant / pollenated
adult of Apoidea pollenates or fertilises flower of Himantoglossum hircinum
Remarks: Other: uncertain
Other: major host/prey

Plant / pollenated
adult of Apoidea pollenates or fertilises flower of Anacamptis morio

Plant / pollenated
adult of Apoidea pollenates or fertilises flower of
Other: major host/prey

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Animal / predator / stocks nest with
female of Cerceris rybyensis stocks nest with Apoidea

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Evolution and Systematics

Functional Adaptations

Functional adaptation

Eyes help navigate using the sun: bees
 

The eyes of bees help them navigate by detecting polarized light.

     
  "Bees have an amazing ability to discern and employ polarized light. They use the position of the sun to navigate their way to and from the hive." (Shuker 2001:8)
  Learn more about this functional adaptation.
  • Shuker, KPN. 2001. The Hidden Powers of Animals: Uncovering the Secrets of Nature. London: Marshall Editions Ltd. 240 p.
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