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An Ant Crawls Atop The Column Of A Butterfly Orchid (Encyclia Tampensis). Ants A ...

An Ant Crawls Atop The Column Of A Butterfly Orchid (Encyclia Tampensis). Ants A ...

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Description: An ant crawls atop the column of a butterfly orchid (Encyclia tampensis). Ants are not thought of as pollinators as often as bees and butterflies, but pollination occurs as an ant crawls from one blossom to another. Butterfly orchids are a common epiphytic orchid in Florida.

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