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In Vitro Rearing of Solitary Bees: A Tool for Assessing Larval Risk Factors

DOI :

10.3791/57876-v

July 16th, 2018

July 16th, 2018

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1Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 4Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales Agricolas y Pecuarias, 5USDA-ARS, Vegetable Crop Research Unit

Fungicide sprays on flowering plants may expose solitary bees to high concentrations of pollen-borne fungicide residues. Using laboratory-based experiments involving in vitro-reared bee larvae, this study investigates the interactive effects of consuming fungicide-treated pollen derived from host and non-host plants.

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