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pollinators was studied at several areas of Java. Three of direct observation
methods were applied: study of biodiversity and observation on the wild flowers
and the insect pollinators as well, and the behaviour of the insects. The flowers
of wild plants were relatively smaller and paler in colour, however they were more
attractive to insect pollinators than cultivated plants. Flowering time of the wild
plants was mostly during wet seasons, contrary to that of the cultivated plants
which was mostly during dry seasons. Our observation indicated that these wild
plants are the food resources of insect pollinators during wet seasons. Observation
data support the importance of wild plants to supply food to insect pollinators
during wet seasons. Management of wild and cultivated plant environments is
necessary to conserve insect pollinators.
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