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The “Praying” Mantis

Today in our series of #Mastersofdisguise we are meeting an undeniably impressive insect – The praying mantis. Carnivorous and maser of camouflage, the praying mantis gets its name for the way their front legs are bent in a “praying” motion. Most mantis species are coloured green or brown so they can blend in with leaves and foliage […]

Rising to the challenge

Often we wonder the mysteries hidden by the creator for us to unravel and wonder. One such mystery we now know is the expertise plants use to disguise themselves from predators. Did you know that Stinkhorn, a fungus of the order Phallales (phylum Basidiomycota, kingdom Fungi), typified by a phalluslike, ill-smelling fruiting body? Stinkhorns produce […]

Sweet talk and drops of nectar.

The next in our series of masters of disguise is Broad-Leaved Helleborine:The broad-leaved helleborine is a sub-species of orchid that have evolved physiological and morphological tactics to help them attract social wasps, which are their main pollinating agents. They trick pollinators into visiting their flowers. Some attract males by mimicking the sight and smells of females. […]