16 July 2008

Flower power

[By] increasing the numbers of male [wasps], [the orchid] could even make [them] a bit more desperate and less discriminating — another potential advantage for an orchid trying to fool a male into giving the not-quite-right-looking fake female sitting immobile inside its petals a try.
-- from Tongue Orchids’ Sexual Guile: Utterly Convincing. A slave to love, indeed.

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