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Pollinating crickets

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by T.A. Frail, Megan Gambino, Abigail Tucker and Sarah Zielinski

Originally published in The Florida Orchidist

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Orchids on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean are pollinated by nocturnal crickets, according to scientists who took night-vision video of the flowers. It’s the first time an insect from the cricket order has been identified as a pollinator. The raspy cricket’s head is just the right size to reach into the flower’s nectar spur. — by T.A. Frail, Megan Gambino, Abigail Tucker and Sarah Zielinski – Smithsonian magazine, March 2010

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