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Hear My Nectar: Dish-Shaped Leaves Attract Pollinating Bats (3 of 10)

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Hear My Nectar: Dish-Shaped Leaves Attract Pollinating Bats (3 of 10)

image: This is a photo montage of an inflorescence of <I>Marcgravia evenia</I> and an approaching Cuban nectarfeeding bat <I>Monophyllus remani</I>. Note the dish-shaped leaf above the inflorescence that is reflecting the bat's echolocation call. This image relates to an article that appeared in the July 29, 2011, issue of <i>Science</i>, published by AAAS. The study, by Dr. Ralph Simon of University of Ulm in Ulm, Germany, and colleagues was titled, "Floral Acoustics: Conspicuous Echoes of a Dish-Shaped Leaf Attract Bat Pollinator." view more 

Credit: Image courtesy of Ralph Simon


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