Behaviour of insects foraging on pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.)Millsp.) in India


  • Ingrid H. Williams Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, U. K.


The behaviour of insects visiting the flowers of Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. is described. Although insects of many different orders were captured on the flowers, bees, and in particular Megachile spp., were probably responsible for most cross-pollination that occurred. Megachile spp. and Apis dorsata Fab. discriminated between a cultivar with flowers of normal structure and one with flowers of a modified structure.



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