A scientific note on the drone flight time of Apis mellifera capensis and A. m. scutellata Jordan, Lyndon Alexander en_US Allsopp, Michael en_US Oldroyd, Benjamin en_US Wossler, Theresa en_US Beekman, Madeleine en_US 2021-11-25T13:06:35Z 2021-11-25T13:06:35Z 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract The honeybees of South Africa, the Cape honeybee Apis mellifera capensis and the African honeybee Apis mellifera scutellata are separated by a zone of overlap situated mainly within the Great Karoo ecotone (Hepburn and Crewe, 1991). The exact nature of this zone of overlap is unclear, but neither subspecies appears to be able to increase its range, despite capensis’s ability to become a social parasite of other honeybee subspecies (Allsopp, 1992) and scutellata’s potential for invasiveness (Winston, 1992). This status quo (Hepburn and Radloff, 1998) may be due to an asynchrony of mating flight times. Here we test the hypothesis that scutellata and capensis have offset mating flight times by comparing the flight times of drones of the two subspecies at a single locality in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other hybrid zone en_US
dc.subject.other Apis mellifera capensis en_US
dc.subject.other Apis mellifera scutellata en_US
dc.subject.other Terrestrial Ecology (270703) en_US
dc.subject.other Invertebrate Biology (270504) en_US
dc.title A scientific note on the drone flight time of Apis mellifera capensis and A. m. scutellata en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Science
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 5 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Apidolgie en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 436-437 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 38 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Jordan, Lyndon Alexander, Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Allsopp, Michael, University of Stellenbosch en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Oldroyd, Benjamin, University of Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Wossler, Theresa, University of Stellenbosch en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Beekman, Madeleine, University of Sydney en_US School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences *
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