RECOMMENDED READING

A very interesting book regarding the concept of sexual deception is 'An Enthusiasm for Orchids' by John Alcock.

In his writings, he questions why the male wasps don't keep visiting the same orchid.

He speculates that perhaps the orchid can modify its odours after the removal of the pollen and receipt of pollen from another plant.

Another thought he puts forth is that the insect is proactive by learning the location of the plant so as not to be deceived twice.

One thing is for certain, if you get there first - you are likely to have your genetic material passed on.  Of course, this is only when the subject of amorous behaviour is a female of your species and not a flower.

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