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Darwin's race between the long-proboscid fly, Moegistorhynchus longirostris, and the long-

The long-proboscid fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) pollinating a flower of Lapeirousia anceps in late spring at Rondeberg on the Cape West Coast, South ...

Long tongue fly

Tangle-veined fly (Prosoeca ganglbaueri) visits a small flowering herb called the mountain drumstick (Zaluzianskya microsiphon) in the Drakensberg Mountains ...

Photo of Lapeirousia silenoides

The long-proboscid fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) pollinating a flower of Gladiolus angustus in late spring in the Rondeberg Reserve on the Cape ...

Meganosed fly, an insect native to southern Africa, visits a Pelargonium suburbanum flower, a member of the geranium family. Dangling from its proboscis ...

The long-proboscid fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) pollinating a flower of Ixia paniculata in late spring at Rondeberg on the Cape West Coast, South ...

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All the small things: The long-tongued fly

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Photo of Lapeirousia dolomitica

Moegistorhynchus longirostris about to forage on L. anceps. Photographs were taken at study sites listed in Table 1.

The L. silenoides-type: L.dolomitica.

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Iris sisyrinchium L.

Iris tingitana Boiss. & Reut.

Gladiolus dubius Guss.

Gladiolus illyricus W.D.J. Koch

Iris planifolia (Mill.) T. Durand & Schinz

The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

(A) – A flowering individual of Roscoea purpurea

Iris tingitana Boiss. & Reut.

Iris filifolia Boiss.

Iris tingitana Boiss. & Reut.

Gladiolus angustus flowering in late spring at Rondevlei on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ©]

Moraea sisyrinchium (L.) Ker Gawl.

Zaluzianskya sp - Namaqualand 2011

Meganosed fly

long-tongued fly

Primary pollinators of various species of subgenus Lapeirousia. A. Prosoeca peringueyi (on L. jacquinii). B. Moegistorhynchus longirostris (on L. anceps).

The members of the guild have evolved to deposit their pollen on differing parts of the nectar-seeking fly, each part characteristic of the plant species.

Iris germanica L.

A Virginian Ogcodes borealis, noticed by Scott Justis

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The Rediviva peringueyi pollination guild. Center, the oil-collecting

The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

1 L. tottum varieties in the field. a L. tottum var

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Iris filifolia Boiss.

Gladiolus dubius Guss.

Iris sisyrinchium L.

(A) Inflorescence of Disa scullyi in grassland habitat in the Cape Drakensberg mountains. Scale bar (applicable to inflorescence): 50 mm; (B) long-proboscid ...

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The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

A female Ogcodes eugonatus ovipositing on a clothesline; photographed by J. T. Layne in Missouri

The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

Plant tactic to minimize the possibility that the pollen of one species will be wasted by ending up on the female reproductive parts of another species is ...

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Iris tingitana Boiss. & Reut.

The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

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An adult wormlion (probably Lampromyia sp.), photographed by Valter Jacinto

The hawk moths of the Southern Hemisphere, like the meganosed flies, are often tightly associated with the flowers they pollinate.

FIGURE 1: Stages of flower development in Nicotiana glauca. From left to right:

Romulea bulbocodium (L.) Sebast. & Mauri

The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

Iris foetidissima L.

Pollination efficiency of Philoliche longirostris. (A) Mean fruit set percentage

The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

Gladiolus dubius Guss.

Gladiolus dubius Guss.

Diagram depicting the relationships between Lapeirousia species based on DNA sequence data

The noctuid moth Heliotis armigera grasping a flower of L. divaricata.

Tangle-veined Fly - Hirmoneura flavipes

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The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

The Flower and the Fly: Long Insect Mouthparts and Deep Floral Tubes

Flowering phenology of southern African species of subgenus Lapeirousia (i.e., excluding L. odoratissima and L. littoralis subsp. caudata).

Fig. 1. Protea punctata and insect pollinators feeding on nectar from its inflorescences.

The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

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Trait comparisons of Pelargonium stipulaceum, Disa karooica and pollinator, Philoliche gulosa: (a) spur and tube length comparison of Pelargonium ...

(A) whole plant, the basal leaf

Flowers pollinated by bees, using either the large anthophorine system (A–F)

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Map of experimental sites in Nepal Himalaya.

Moegistorhynchus longirostris

Fig. 1. Infl orescences of sunbird-pollinated Babiana ringens and B. hirsuta

A teneral stink fly (Coenomyia ferruginea) from Wisconsin, photographed by Marcie O'Connor

Bombylius major - Image: 2014.03.29. 12 Mannheim Neckarau Waldpark Grosser Wollschweber

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The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

Map of long-proboscid flies and Lapeirousia in South Africa

The fly (Moegistorhynchus longirostris) of southern Africa has a proboscis, which is the longest mouthpart of any known fly. It protrudes as much …

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+1. Trimorphic Incompatibility in Pontederia subovata (Pontederiaceae): An Aquatic Macrophyte from Lowland South America

Hourly variation in frequency of Philoliche longirostris visiting the flowers of Roscoea purpurea

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A, flowering plant; B, detail of anther before (below) and after (above) dehiscence; C, T/S leaf. Scale bar: A, 10 mm; B, 2.5 mm; ...

1 a White and pink flower morphotypes of Erica perspicua collected from Pringle Bay

Flowers from the two translocation populations (NKP and SK), being