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photograph by Jonathan Blair

A South African monkey beetle burrows deep into the center of a Gazania flower to feed on flower parts. The beetle then emerges with a luxuriant coat of pollen, which it carries to other flowers. Enticed by nectar and other payoffs, animals become flowering plants’ unwitting partners in pollen transport.

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/wallpaper/gazania-flower.html

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