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Thiruvananthapuram | Aug 10, 2020
Amidst the alluring colour and scents, here’s how butterflies pick their flower

Plants have many tricks in their hat to attract pollinators—vivid colours, attractive scents, exciting shapes and patterns, heat and also electric potential. But what is fascinating is how these pollinators process these attractive cues from various plants to pick which flower to visit. If you love chocolates, which one would you choose in a big bag of assorted chocolates? Well, most pollinators must have a similar dilemma. Now, a recent study throws some insights into how insects process so many cues from flowers.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
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