[Taxacom] Mystery photo

Anthony Gill gill.anthony at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 21:04:59 CDT 2012


One paper I just found mentioned a species of Pterostylis was pollinated by
a fungus gnat of the genus Mycomya. Looks like a reasonable match.

Tony

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM, Grove, Simon (DEDTA) <
Simon.Grove at tmag.tas.gov.au> wrote:

> I can't identify the insect (I'm only an entomologist) but the orchid's a
> species of greenhood (genus Pterostylis)
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> Simon
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> I know nothing about orchids or insects, but I wonder whether the blue bits
> and the white bit on the insect's (wasp's?) back are pollen sacs.
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> Tony
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> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Stephen Thorpe <
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> > http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pttru_pollinator.jpg
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> > can anyone please suggest what this photo depicts?
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