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dc.contributor.authorPritchard, David Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorVallejo-Marín, Marioen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-13T00:08:59Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-13T00:08:59Z-
dc.date.issued2020-06-11en_UK
dc.identifier.otherjeb220541en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31138-
dc.description.abstractVibrations play an important role in insect behaviour. In bees, vibrations are used in a variety of contexts including communication, as a warning signal to deter predators and during pollen foraging. However, little is known about how the biomechanical properties of bee vibrations vary across multiple behaviours within a species. In this study, we compared the properties of vibrations produced by Bombus terrestris audax (Hymenoptera: Apidae) workers in three contexts: during flight, during defensive buzzing, and in floral vibrations produced during pollen foraging on two buzz-pollinated plants (Solanum, Solanaceae). Using laser vibrometry, we were able to obtain contactless measures of both the frequency and amplitude of the thoracic vibrations of bees across the three behaviours. Despite all three types of vibrations being produced by the same power flight muscles, we found clear differences in the mechanical properties of the vibrations produced in different contexts. Both floral and defensive buzzes had higher frequency and amplitude velocity, acceleration, and displacement than the vibrations produced during flight. Floral vibrations had the highest frequency, amplitude velocity and acceleration of all the behaviours studied. Vibration amplitude, and in particular acceleration, of floral vibrations has been suggested as the key property for removing pollen from buzz-pollinated anthers. By increasing frequency and amplitude velocity and acceleration of their vibrations during vibratory pollen collection, foraging bees may be able to maximise pollen removal from flowers, although their foraging decisions are likely to be influenced by the presumably high cost of producing floral vibrations.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherThe Company of Biologistsen_UK
dc.relationPritchard DJ & Vallejo-Marín M (2020) Floral vibrations by buzz-pollinating bees achieve higher frequency, velocity and acceleration than flight and defence vibrations. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223 (11), Art. No.: jeb220541. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.220541en_UK
dc.relation.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11667/151en_UK
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Pritchard DJ & Vallejo-Marín M (2020) Floral vibrations by buzz-pollinating bees achieve higher frequency, velocity and acceleration than flight and defence vibrations. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223 (11), Art. No.: jeb220541. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.220541en_UK
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dc.subjectApidaeen_UK
dc.subjectBee behaviouren_UK
dc.subjectBiomechanicsen_UK
dc.subjectBombusen_UK
dc.subjectBuzz pollinationen_UK
dc.subjectEnergetic costsen_UK
dc.subjectFlighten_UK
dc.subjectPoricidal anthersen_UK
dc.subjectSolanumen_UK
dc.titleFloral vibrations by buzz-pollinating bees achieve higher frequency, velocity and acceleration than flight and defence vibrationsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2021-05-05en_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Pritchard-VM_BuzzingBees_Revision.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 12 months after formal publication.en_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1242/jeb.220541en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid32366691en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Experimental Biologyen_UK
dc.citation.issn1477-9145en_UK
dc.citation.issn0022-0949en_UK
dc.citation.volume223en_UK
dc.citation.issue11en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderThe Leverhulme Trusten_UK
dc.author.emailmario.vallejo@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date04/05/2020en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000541848100014en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85086355674en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1615529en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-7554-3470en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-5663-8025en_UK
dc.date.accepted2020-04-23en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2020-05-12en_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectBuzz pollination: Integrating bee behaviour and floral evolutionen_UK
dc.relation.funderrefRPG - 2018-235en_UK
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