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2010-01-12 08:45:00

The 'raspy' cricket is also entirely new to science An orchid researcher based on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean and collaborating with researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) has used motion sensitive night cameras to capture the first known occurrence of a cricket functioning as a pollinator of flowering plants. Not only is this the first time this behavior has been documented in a member of the Orthoptera order of insects "“ who are better known for eating...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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