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Low seed set for robbed plants would thus make robbing look artificially destructive.
Although the effects of nectar robbing on female fitness components have received some attention, the effects of robbing on male fitness are virtually unknown.
Here we describe experimental and observational studies in which we examined the effects of nectar robbing by Bombus occidentalis on both male- and female-fitness components of the hummingbird-pollinated plant, Ipomopsis aggregata.
On a per-plant basis over the entire season, robbing rates range from [approximately]0% to 100% of available flowers robbed, with a seasonal mean ([+ or -] 1 SD) of 51.3% [+ or -] 38.3% (Irwin and Brody 1998).
We examined the effects of natural and artificial nectar robbing on both male- and female-fitness components of I.
Effects of nectar robbing on measures of whole-plant fitness
We assessed the effects of nectar robbing on dye donation and pollen receipt in six populations (three each in 1995 and 1996) and the effects of nectar robbing on fruit and seed production and seed mass in an additional 14 populations (six in 1995 and eight in 1996).