|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2017|
|Authors:||S. D. Johnson, Moré, M., Amorim, F. W., Haber, W. A., Frankie, G. W., Stanley, D. A., Cocucci, A. A., Raguso, R. A.|
|Keywords:||ADAPTATION, ADAPTIVE RADATION, BIOGEOGRAPHY, COEVOLUTION, COMMUNITY STRUCTURE, ECOLOGY, NECTAR SOURCES, POLLINATION, POLLINATOR SHIFT, POLLINATOR SPECIFICITY, SPHINGIDAE|
"1. Proboscis length has been proposed as a key dimension of plant pollination niches, but this niche space has not previously been explored at regional and global scales for any pollination system. Hawkmoths are ideal organisms for exploring pollinator niches as they are important pollinators in most of the biodiverse regions of the earth and vary greatly in proboscis length, with some species having the longest proboscides of all insects.
The long and the short of it: a global analysis of hawkmoth pollination niches and interaction networks