Bulbophyllum patens with a visiting fruit fly (Bactrocera sp.) with a pollinarium attached to its back. Attracted by the floral scent, the flies act as pollinators but also benefit by acquiring specific chemicals which aid in the attraction of mates. Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).
- © Chien C. Lee
- Image Size
- 2449x3687 / 4.0MB
Acalyptratae, Asparagales, Borneo, Brachycera, Cyclorrhapha, Diptera, East Malaysia, Insecta, Liliopsida, Malaysia, Orchidaceae, Sarawak, Schizophora, Southeast Asia, Tephritidae, Tephritoidea, acalyptrate, acalyptrate fly, acalyptrate muscoid, animal, arthropod, fauna, flora, fly, fruit fly, insect, invertebrate, monocot, monocotyledon, mutualism, mutualistic, orchid, plant, pollinate, pollination, symbiosis, tropical
- Contained in galleries
- Pollination, Borneo, Insects, Plants