Bees and hoverflies gobble fake pollen, benefiting both insect and plant
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May 12, 20212 min read, 433 words

Bees and hoverflies gobble fake pollen, benefiting both insect and plantBees and hoverflies gobble fake pollen, benefiting both insect and plant

Richard Pallardy
Published: May 12, 2021  |  2 min read, 433 words
Orchids are among the most devious flowering plants on the planet. Many species trick pollinators into helping them reproduce. Some release sex pheromones that attract male insects, whereas others make fake pollen to tempt bees and other pollinators with the promise of a meal. Sc...
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Jun 1
This article offers an investigative look into orchids use of pseudopollen, which is the first I've heard of the substance. The piece has depth and is well-sourced, but I wish the author offered readers some ideas as to how this new finding could be useful to scientists going forward.
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