Data from: The complexity of background clutter affects nectar bat use of flower odor and shape cues

Nathan Muchhala & Diana Serrano
Given their small size and high metabolism, nectar bats need to be able to quickly locate flowers during foraging bouts. Chiropterophilous plants depend on these bats for their reproduction, thus they also benefit if their flowers can be easily located, and we would expect that floral traits such as odor and shape have evolved to maximize detection by bats. However, relatively little is known about the importance of different floral cues during foraging bouts. In...

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  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
  • University of Missouri