Contribution of insect pollination to Macadamia integrifolia, Coffea arabica, and Dimocarpus longan in Hawaiʻi

dc.contributor.author Tavares, Jane Marion
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-02T22:50:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-02T22:50:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12
dc.description M.S. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2013.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract The contribution of insect pollination was assessed for three crops in Hawaii: Macadamia integrifolia, Coffea arabica, and Dimocarpus longan. These three plants, having very different mating systems, were shown to be visited by a range of insects in the Orders Hymenoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, and Coleoptera. While Diptera ranked highest in species richness, Apis mellifera, the honeybee, was the most abundant insect visiting the flowers in all three study orchards. Overall fruit set and fruit retained was increased with insect pollination, as well as fruit quality. Abundance, combined with foraging behavior and stigma contact suggested that honeybees were the greatest contributors to pollination for these crops.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/100759
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2013]
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Science (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Entomology.
dc.subject Apis mellifera
dc.subject insect pollinators
dc.subject pollen transfer
dc.subject fruit yield
dc.title Contribution of insect pollination to Macadamia integrifolia, Coffea arabica, and Dimocarpus longan in Hawaiʻi
dc.type Thesis
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