Table 5.

Stroke amplitude Φ and wingbeat frequency n during maximum load-lifting for eleven euglossine species

Taxonomic identification (N)Φ (degrees)n (Hz)
Eufriesea pulchra (10)135.5±4.2176.3±4.5
Eufriesea schmidtiana (1)141.5132.8
Euglossa crassipunctata (8)143.9±2.4238.6±15.5
Euglossa imperialisa (11)139.9±2.3180.0±4.1
Euglossa sapphirina (8)141.7±3.6271.4±11.5
Euglossa tridentata (10)138.7±3.8188.8±11.3
Eulaema cingulata (1)140.9123.3
Eulaema meriana (11)137.8±4.3112.7±4.2
Eulaema nigritaa (11)137.5±3.3167.0±6.1
Exaerete frontalis (10)136.4±2.0110.6±8.9
Exaerete smaragdina (2)138.5±1.7150.6±6.2
  • Values are means ± 1 s.d.

    Sample size N follows species identification.

  • a Values refer to 1997 data only (see text)