The potential importance of synanthropic vegetation to bumblebees in urban ecosystems on the example of Lublin

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Abstract

This study was an attempt to show synanthropic phytocoenoses of the city of Lublin which are potentially valuable to pollinating insects such as bumblebees. B. terrestris and B. lapidarius as well as B. lucorum, B. hypnorum and B. pascuorum were found to occur in Lublin. Artemisio-Tanacetetum, Bunietum orientalis, and Berteroëtum incanae were shown to be most valuable to bumblebees due to a high number of polleniferous and nectariferous species in these communities. The present study also allowed us to determine that the size of communities and their occurrence in a mosaic with parks and green spaces had an effect on the distribution of bumblebees.

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Lubiarz, M., & Trzaskowska, E. (2013). The potential importance of synanthropic vegetation to bumblebees in urban ecosystems on the example of Lublin. Acta Agrobotanica, 66(4), 143–156. https://doi.org/10.5586/aa.2013.061

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