This beautiful article was sent to me this morning by Dr. Peter Goldblatt
of the Missouri Botanical Garden. It appeared in an issue of Curtis's
Botanical Magazine that was devoted to flowers with iridescent spots. In
southern Africa, flowers wearing iridescent spots are most likely
pollinated by monkey beetles (hopliine scarab beetles). Most monkey
beetles live in southern Africa and there are over 80 species. Can anyone
think of species with iridiscent flower spots in North America, China,
Israel or Australia?
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From: Peter Goldblatt <petergoldblatt@...
Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Subject: attachment here
To: Peter Bernhardt <bernhap2@...
B.A. Krukoff Curator of African Botany
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis