https://i0.wp.com/www.laurajsnyder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/DarwinsOrchid.png?fit=80%2C80&ssl=1 80 80 Laura J. Snyder https://www.laurajsnyder.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Laura-J.-Snyder.2074x340.png Laura J. Snyder2012-11-24 19:45:422014-09-02 21:05:35“Origin of Species” Published 153 Years Ago Today
“Origin of Species” Published 153 Years Ago Today
In honor of the anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species on November 24, 1859:
Footage of the moth that pollinates Angraecum sesquipedale, a Madagascar orchid, whose existence Darwin predicted 142 years ago. Because the nectar is so far down the neck of this orchid, Darwin knew that there had to be a species of moth with a “tongue” long enough to pollinate it. And now that moth has been found.
This is fascinating! Watch here.
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