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Braunsapis bees provide a macro perspective on Dongsha

 

There are three forms of Braunsapis bees on the Dongsha Islands. Their black silhouettes can be seen darting among the islands' lush flower trees and thickets. In 2017, the Marine National Park Headquarters commissioned a team led by National Chung Hsing University professor Yang Man-Miao to record the interaction between insects and plants through long-term recordings. The team found that Braunsapis bees are important pollinators for the Dongsha Islands; the bees help nectariferous plant that bloom all year round, such as silvery messerschmidia and sea lettuce, successfully flower and produce seeds.

The Dongsha Atoll National Park has conducted three insect surveys to date, recording between 200 and 300 species each time. Past research findings may be related to the limited resources on the island, and to new insects entering the Dongsha Islands via airflows and driftwood. The Dongsha Management Station also conducts regular patrols, and adjusts the frequency of conservation studies based in findings, with the intent of discovering new ecological perspectives on the National Park.

 

There are three forms of Braunsapis bees on the Dongsha Islands
There are three forms of Braunsapis bees
on the Dongsha Islands.
Braunsapis bees help nectariferous plant that bloom all year round
Braunsapis bees help nectariferous
plant that bloom all year round

 

 

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