Flower lures pollinators with smell of honeybee fear

Trick deceives carnivorous flies with promise of bogus meal

Ceropegia sandersonii

GOTCHA  The Ceropegia sandersonii flower (shown) tricks carnivorous flies into pollinating it with false promises of a honeybee meal.


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