Mother Nature's Little Tricksters

© James R. Jackson

Mother Nature's Little Tricksters

Uploaded: October 30, 2003


This "butterfly" flower (actual name currently unknown) was blooming at Hawk's Cay in the Florida Keys in May 2003. I had never seen firsthand how plants mimic insects to help ensure pollination. Although these "butterflies" have one too many antennae, they do have a curving probiscus just like a butterfly. Taken in early afternoon shade; with flash; auto exposure; manual focus.


Brinn MacDougall October 30, 2003

Nice find, James..they do look like butterflies! #70749

James R. Jackson October 30, 2003

Thank you, Brinn!


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