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Title: Ambient air concentration of sulfur dioxide affects flight activity in bees

Abstract

Three long-term (16 to 29 days) low-level (0.14 to 0.28 ppM) sulfur dioxide fumigations showed that exposure tothis gas has deleterious effects on male sweat bees (Lasioglossum zephrum). Although effects on mortality were equivocal, flight activity was definitely reduced. Because flight is necessary for successful mating behavior, the results suggest that sulfur dioxide air pollution could adversely affect this and doubtless other terrestrial insects.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence
OSTI Identifier:
6597272
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6597272
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.; (United States); Journal Volume: 77:10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; INSECTS; SENSITIVITY; SULFUR DIOXIDE; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; AIR POLLUTION; BEHAVIOR; CHRONIC INTAKE; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; FUMIGANTS; MATING; MORTALITY; SEX DEPENDENCE; TIME DEPENDENCE; TOXICITY; ANIMALS; ARTHROPODS; CHALCOGENIDES; INTAKE; INVERTEBRATES; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PESTICIDES; POLLUTION; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES 560304* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Invertebrates-- (-1987); 550100 -- Behavioral Biology; 551000 -- Physiological Systems

Citation Formats

Ginevan, M.E., Lane, D.D., and Greenberg, L. Ambient air concentration of sulfur dioxide affects flight activity in bees. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.77.10.5631.
Ginevan, M.E., Lane, D.D., & Greenberg, L. Ambient air concentration of sulfur dioxide affects flight activity in bees. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.77.10.5631.
Ginevan, M.E., Lane, D.D., and Greenberg, L. Wed . "Ambient air concentration of sulfur dioxide affects flight activity in bees". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.77.10.5631.
@article{osti_6597272,
title = {Ambient air concentration of sulfur dioxide affects flight activity in bees},
author = {Ginevan, M.E. and Lane, D.D. and Greenberg, L.},
abstractNote = {Three long-term (16 to 29 days) low-level (0.14 to 0.28 ppM) sulfur dioxide fumigations showed that exposure tothis gas has deleterious effects on male sweat bees (Lasioglossum zephrum). Although effects on mortality were equivocal, flight activity was definitely reduced. Because flight is necessary for successful mating behavior, the results suggest that sulfur dioxide air pollution could adversely affect this and doubtless other terrestrial insects.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.77.10.5631},
journal = {Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 77:10,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1980},
month = {Wed Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1980}
}