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An experimental evaluation of traits that influence the sexual behaviour of pollinators in sexually deceptive orchids

Phillips, Ryan; Peakall, Rodney

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Pollination by sexual deception of male insects is perhaps one of the most remarkable cases of mimicry in the plant kingdom. However, understanding the influence of floral traits on pollinator behaviour in sexually deceptive plants is challenging, due to the risk of confounding changes in floral odour when manipulating morphology. Here, we investigated the floral traits influencing the sexual response of male Zaspilothynnus nigripes (Tiphiidae) wasps, a pollinator of two distantly related...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164210
Source: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.13370

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