Beauty and fragrance

Beauty and fragrance

If looks can lure, this hammer orchid can summon an army of wasps. Add to that the brilliance of feninine pheromones and you have the ultimate combination.

 The hammer orchid is an Australian species of orchid that attracts insects by mimicking both the visual and olfactory characteristics of pollinating insects like bees and wasps. This orchid attracts its wasp pollinator through sexual mimicry. Gripping the lure, the male wasp swings into contact with the flower’s reproductive parts and pollination takes place. Wel played, hammer!

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