Sunday, 24 September 2017

South Africa's long-legged bees adapted to pollinate snapdragon flowers

An extraordinary case of adaptation by a pollinator
Date:  September 13, 2017
Source:  Stellenbosch University
New research shows that, in an extraordinary case of adaptation, the disproportionately long front legs of South Africa's oil-collecting Rediviva bee species have evolved in response to the equally long oil-producing spurs of snapdragons.

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