Februar 2013

Mata Atlantica Projekte

Ergebnisse des Programms Mata Atlântica

Schmid VS, Morales MN, Marinoni L, Kamke R, Steiner J, Zillikens A. Natural history and morphology of Microdon biluminiferus and its parasitic relationship with ants nesting in bromeliads. Journal of Insect Science (in press).

Albertoni FF, Moraes SS, Steiner J, Zillikens A (2012) Description of the Pupa and Redescription of the Imagines of Geyeria decussata (Godart 1824) (Lepidoptera, Castniidae), and their Association with Bromeliads in Southern Brazil. Entomologia Generalis 34(1-2): 61-74.

Campos RC, Steiner J, Zillikens A (2012) Bird and mammal frugivores of Euterpe edulis at Santa Catarina island monitored by camera traps. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 47(2): 105-110.

Dorneles LL, Zillikens A, Steiner J, Padilha MTS (submitted) Biologia da polinização de Euterpe edulis Martius (Arecaceae) e associação com abelhas sociais (Apidae: Apini) em sistema agroflorestal na Ilha de Santa Catarina

Schmid S, Schmid VS, Zillikens A, Steiner J (2011) Diversity of flower visitors and their role for pollination in the ornithophilous bromeliad Vriesea friburgensis in two different habitats in southern Brazil. Ecotropica 17:91-102.

Schmid S, Kamke R, Zillikens A, Steiner J (2011) Flower visitors of Aechmea nudicaulis (Bromeliaceae): species richness, visitation frequency, and interactions in different habitats of southern Brazil. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 46: 101-120.

Kamke R, Schmid S, Zillikens A, Cortês Lopes B, Steiner J. (2011) The importance of bees as pollinators in the short corolla bromeliad Aechmea caudata in southern Brazil. Flora 206: 749-756.

Zillikens A, Oliveira EM, Steiner J (2011) Diversity of flower visitors of Ipomoea pes-caprae (Convolvulaceae) at a dune habitat in southern Brazil. Entomologia Generalis 33:137-148

Dorneles L, Zillikens A, Harter-Marques B, Steiner J. (2011) Effective pollinators among the diverse flower visitors of the bromeliad Aechmea lindenii in South Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forests. Entomologia Generalis 33: 149-164.

Kamke R, Zillikens A, Steiner J (2011) Species richness and seasonality of bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) in a restinga area in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 46: 35-48.

Schmid S, Schmid VS, Zillikens A, Harter-Marques B, Steiner J (2011) Bimodal pollination system of the bromeliad Aechmea nudicaulis involving hummingbirds and bees. Plant Biology, published Online: Jun 7 2010 10:45AM, DOI: 10.1111/j.1438-8677.2010.00348.x

Schmid S (Universität Tübingen, Dissertation 2010): Die Rolle von Bienen und anderen Blütenbesuchern in der Reproduktionsbiologie der Bromelien Aechmea nudicaulis und Vriesea friburgensis im Atlantischen Regenwald Südbrasiliens. The role of bees and other flower visitors for the reproductive biology of the bromeliads Aechmea nudicaulis and Vriesea friburgensis in the Atlantic rain forest of southern Brazil. Online im Internet: URL: (Status 25.11.2010)

Schmid S, Schmid V, Kamke R, Steiner J, Zillikens A (2010) Association of three species of Strymon Hübner (Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Eumaeini) with bromeliads in southern Brazil. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 42:50-55.

Schmid VS, Schmid S, Steiner J, Zillikens A (2010) High diversity of ants foraging on extrafloral nectar of bromeliads in the Atlantic rainforest of southern Brazil. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 45(1):39-54.

Steiner J, Zillikens A, Kamke R, Feja EP, Falkenberg DB (2010) Bees and melittophilous plants of secondary Atlantic forest habitats at Santa Catarina island, southern Brazil. Oecologia Australis 14:16-39.

Kwet A, Steiner J, Zillikens A (2009) A new species of Adenomera (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae) from the Atlantic rain forest in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 44: 93-107

Paxton RJ, Zobel M, Steiner J, Zillikens A (2009) Microsatellite loci for Euglossa annectans (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and their variability in other orchid bees. Molecular Ecology Resources 9(4): 1221 - 1223

Cortopassi-Laurino M, Zillikens A, Steiner J (2009) Pollen sources of the orchid bee Euglossa annectans Dressler 1982 (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Euglossini) analyzed from larval provisions. Genetics and Molecular Research 8(2): 557-570

Zillikens A, Steiner J, Heinle S (2009) Pollen catalogue. Santa Catarina Island, Brazil. Online im Internet: URL: (Status 10.02.2009)

Kamke R, Zillikens A, Heinle S, Steiner J (2008) Natural Enemies and Life Cycle of the Orchid Bee Eufriesea smaragdina (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Reared from Trap Nests. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 81(2):101-109

Balke M, Gómez-Zurita J, Ribera I, Viloria A, Zillikens A, Steiner J, García M, Vogler AP (2008) Ancient associations of aquatic beetles and tank bromeliads in the Neotropical forest canopy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) 105: 6356-6361

Rosumek FB, Ulysséa MA, Lopes BC, Steiner J, Zillikens A (2008) Formigas de solo e de bromélias em uma área de Mata Atlântica, Ilha de Santa Catarina, sul do Brasil: Levantamento de espécies e novos registros. Biotemas 21: 81-89

Grohme S, Steiner J, Zillikens A (2007) Destruction of Floral Buds in the bromeliad Vriesea friburgensis by the Phytophagus Larvae of the Wasp Eurytoma sp in southern Brazil (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae). Entomol Gener 30(2): 167-172

Steiner J, Harter-Marques B, Zillikens A, Feja EP (2006) Bees of Santa Catarina Island, Brazil - a first survey and checklist (Insecta: Apoidea). Zootaxa 1220: 1-18

Marcondes CB, Zillikens A (2006) Sabetinos: os mosquitos borboletas. Ciência Hoje 38 66-67

Zillikens A, de Sousa Gorayeb I, Steiner J, Marcondes CB (2005) Aquatic Larvae and Pupae of Fidena (Laphriomyia) rufopilosa (Ricardo) (Diptera: Tabanidae) Developing in Bromeliad Phytotelmata in the Atlantic Forest of Southern Brazil. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 78: 381-386

Kwet A, Maneyro R, Zillikens A, Mebs, D (2005) Advertisement calls of Melanophryniscus dorsalis (Mertens, 1933) and  M. montevidensis (Philippi, 1902), two parapatric species from southern Brazil and Uruguay, with comments on morphological variation in the Melanophryniscus stelzneri group (Anura: Bufonidae). Salamandra, 41: 3-20

Zillikens A, Steiner J (2004) Nest architecture, life cycle and cleptoparasite of the Neotropical leaf-cutting bee Megachile (Chrysoarus) pseudanthidioides Moure (Hymenoptera; Megachilidae). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 77: 193-202

Kwet A, Miranda T, Zillikens A. (2004) Hyla albomarginata. Geographic distribution. Herpetological Review 35(1): 78

Zillikens A, Steiner J. Mihalko Z. (2001) Nests of Augochlora (A.) esox in Bromeliads, a previously unknown site for sweat bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 36: 137-142

Ergebnisse früherer Projekte

Zillikens A, Simões ZLP, Engels W (1998) Higher fertility of queenless workers in the Africanized honey bee. Insectes Sociaux 45: 473-476

Wilms W, Wendel L, Zillikens A, Blochtein B, Engels W (1997) Bees and other insects recorded on flowering trees in a subtropical Araucaria forest in southern Brazil. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 32: 220-227

Engels W, Kaatz H, Zillikens A, Paulino Simões ZL, Trube A, Braun R. Dittrich F (1990) Honey bee reproduction: Vitellogenin and caste-specific regulation of fertility. Advances in Invertebrate Reproduction 5: 495-502

Trenczek T, Zillikens A, Engels W (1989) Developmental patterns of vitellogenin haemolymph titer and rate of synthesis in adult drone honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Insect Physiology 35:475-481