a bee orchid which is an orchid that mimics a bee. As stated in the lab, flowers attract pollinators with the promise or the illusion of a reward. The reward in this case is an illusion. The bee is essentially fooled into believing it will receive an incredible reward. What is it?
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Orchid bee plant lures bees using color and sex appeal. male bees are attracted by the colorful petals which assume a female bee appearance. they land on the velvet-textured of the flower, pollen is fast transferred and pollination is facilitataed.
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Sep 25th, 2015
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