Bee Orchid

The trick of attracting insects by resembling insects is a genius move by a many species of orchids. But there can be danger in such specialization. This is not the first time that Randall Munroe of xkcd made me go all verklempt over something that has no feelings. Link -via Ed Yong


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So maybe if the orchids hadn't tricked so many bees into mating with it, instead of mating with other bees, they might not have gone extinct. Nice going, dummy orchid.
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