Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Insect airport terminal

 I came across this Nasturtium today which has petals marked with the shape of an insect body with gossamer wings. I think this mimicry is to attract a variety of insects from yellow bodied wasps to maybe even flies as the petals almost appear blood stained in some places. It's a very unusual colour combination.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It is indeed a very lovely bloom. I am very glad you shared this photo. Thanks!