Andean blueberry pollinators
The Andean blueberry, or Agraz (Vaccinium meridionale) is a wild plant that grow in the highlands of Colombia. Local communities harvest their fruits, which have a high commercial value. However, little was known about their pollinators. For my undergrad thesis at the Bee Research Laboratory of the National University of Colombia, I worked on identify the flower visitors and pollinators of this important plant. Bumble bees and honey bees are the most common and efficient pollinators, but the flowers are also visited by flies, butterflies, moths, and solitary bees.