Iriomote Island is one of the unique places for its fauna and flora. Forest is a great natural resource of this island including small part of human settlements. Majority of the island is occupied with natural forest. It is a very important matter to understand the ongoing relationships between pollinators and plants in this island. Regarding this a research work was conducted from April 2004 to March 2005 entitled ＜Studies on the Partnership between Pollinators and Wild and Cultivated Plants in Subtropical Island, Iriomote.ｃ Pollinators have very important role for the conservation, as well as in the evolution process of plants. Throughout the present study some important results have been accumulated that should be crucial to be used for any conservation study, as well as for further records, which are e.g. Nectar robbing behavior of the wasps visited Tabebuia rosea (Bertol.) DC (Bignoniaceae) in Iriomote Island (Hymenoptera, Apoidea); Nest architecture of Megachile (Megachile) igniscopata (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae); Nesting biology and the nest architecture of Lithurgus (Lithurgus) collaris Smith (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae) in Iriomote Island; Additional notes on the nesting habits of Megachile yaeyamaensis Yasumatsu et Hirashima in Iriomote Island (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae); and important notes on the nesting biology of Nomia pavonula (Hymenoptera, Helictidae) in the southern most subtropical island of Japan. Studies on the partnership between pollinators and plants afford information on the existing condition of them that are very important for future conservation measures or purposeful studies (e.g. pollinator management, habitat management, etc.).
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