Here we describe the details of interactions between several species of insects and the licuri palm Syagrus coronata. Surprisingly, a very interesting pollination mutualism has been hiding in plain sight: these plants are both pollinated by generalist bees and by specialized beetles. Some of these beetle breed on the same flowers they just pollinated. This is the first one in a series on the evolutionary consequences of insect-plant interactions.
de Medeiros BAS, Núñez-Avellaneda LA, Hernandez AM, Farrell BD. 2019. Flower visitors of the licuri palm ( Syagrus coronata ): brood pollinators coexist with a diverse community of antagonists and mutualists. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi:10.1093/biolinnean/blz008.