Flying perfume aficionados

A fragrant perfume has brought many a man and many a woman together. Orchid bees, too, appear to rely on scent when it comes to choosing a partner. In the course of their lives, the males compile a species-specific bouquet that they store in the pockets on their hind legs. One day, they release it. In order to attract the female, assumes Tamara Pokorny, biologist at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). She studies the flying perfume aficionados' collecting behaviour.

— Read more at How orchid bees find their personal scent, attract mates at Science Daily.

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  1. kindcrow says:

    Yet another charming glimpse into the secret world of bees. So cool. Thanks for sharing.

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