A cunning trick! Flower mimics the smells of a bee under attack to fool bloodthirsty flies into pollinating it 



From dazzling colours to tempting shapes, plants use a number of tricks to attract insects which enable them to reproduce. 
Now, researchers have discovered an ornamental flower that takes plants' deception of their pollinators to a whole new level. 
Giant Ceropegia - (Ceropegia sandersonii) sometimes known as a parachute plant - fools certain flies into pollinating it by mimicking the scent of honeybees under attack.
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While this may seem like an unusual choice of scent, the flies find the smell attractive because they typically dine on the drippings of honeybees that... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 53
Source: Daily Mail
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