myophily

myophily

(maɪˈɒfɪlɪ) or

myiophily

n
(Botany) pollination of plants by flies
[from Greek muia fly + philos loving]
myˈophilous, myiˈophilous adj
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This species interacted with small flies, and the myophily is reinforced by the following findings: 1) flies were predominant on all traps, representing 91% of all collected insects; 2) pollen was found not only adhered to the body of morpho-species 1 but also in its feces; 3) coenanthia were used as oviposition sites, probably by morpho-species 1; and 4) the results of open pollination tests indicated that the presence of pollinators in natural populations increased fruit set.
Three entomophilous syndromes are recurrent among palms: (i) bee pollination (melliotophily), involving the genera Melipona, Apis and Trigona; (ii) beetle pollination (cantharophily), involving mostly Nitidulidae, Staphylinidae and Curculionidae; and (iii) fly pollination (myophily), involving families Calliphoridae, Syrphidae, and Drosophilidae, characteristic of some understory palm species.
A partial reliance on fly pollination (myophily) in a north-temperate zone is reasonable given other studies of floral visitation that have shown an increase in the importance of fly pollination with increasing altitude and elevation (reviewed in Kearns 2001).