Tulip species pollination ecology

T O enoster@hotmail.com
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:56:58 PST
Happy New Years everyone!

I am looking for evidence or direct observations of floral visitors or pollinators of species Tulips in their native habitats. There is little empirical evidence of the pollination ecology of wild tulip species. All I could find was a journal paper on beetle pollination mentioning a few species of tulips as fitting the beetle pollination syndrome. 

I would also be interested in hearing about any observations anyone has had of insect visitors in the garden. Much anecdotal evidence mentions bees as frequent visitors of tulips but I can't see this for myself because deer and the variety of rodents that live in my yard which thank me for the delicious tulip snacks I've tried to grow.


-Travis Owen

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