Pollinator community response to vegetation of semi-natural habitats around arable fields


Abstract: Semi-natural habitats (SNH) might develop a role in agricultural landscapes supporting pollinators in some or all of their life stages. Six types of SNH were assessed regarding their floral composition and pollinator’s presence. Woody linear elements attracted most of the Bombus species while herbaceous ones hosted most of the wild/solitary bees. Hoverflies and butterflies were widely present in both types of SNH. Alfalfa fields seemed to play a role as periodic feed resources for Apis mellifera and Bombus terrestris.

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