Asked in Birds
A species of bird develops a longer beak because of the need to feed on flowers in the area This is an example of?
Asked in Plants and Flowers
Why do pollen grains only produce tubes in flowers of their own species?
Asked in Trees
What is the plant species Erica most widely known for?
Asked in Flower Gardening, Chimpanzees, Wolves
What species does a flower belong to?
It depends on what flower you're asking about about. There many, many different flowers. Most vegetative species have some type of 'flower'. The 'flower' is just not always obvious. Botanist's and horticulturist's call this being conspicuous or inconspicuous. For example, oak trees, which is of the species Quercus ., has flowers. They are not obvious! Roses on the other hand, have obvious blooms, conspicuous. Roses are of the species Rosa. Their flowers are conspicuous.
Asked in Mammals
What US state contains nearly 2500 species of flora and few native mammals?
Asked in Plants and Flowers, Flower Gardening
What color is a whattle flower?
Whattle (Acacia so. ) flowers are yellow. There is some variation in the brightness of the flowers between whattle species. Some species have quite bright yellow flowers, whereas others have pale yellow flowers. Some species have very pale flowers which appear to be white, but the most common colour is yellow.
Asked in Home & Garden
How long do flowers live?
Asked in Animal Life
What do animals play an important role in plant reproduction?
Can a flower pollinate another flower of a different species?
What word relates to flowers starting with a w?
Asked in Biology, Definitions, Evolution, Biodiversity
What is coevolution?
Two species evolving alongside one another, each one adapting according to selection pressures from the other one; a good example of coevolution is between a parasite and host species, and between predator and prey. If a prey species develops a way to better escape a predator species, that predator species, in response, will have to develop a better way to capture the prey.
Asked in Axolotl
Why insects are successful land animal?
Insects are an incredibly successful group, about 90% of all species are insects. About 1 million species of insects are described, but the total number of species is estimated to be between 2.5 and 10 million. To place this in perspective, the number of described chordates (vertebrates, of which we are 1 species) is about 43000. So there are about 20 times as many species of insects as there are chordates, and we are only talking about the number of different species! If we also look at the number of individuals of each species the total number of insects that walk the earth at any time is estimated at 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000). So that are a whole lot of insects! But why are insects so incredibly successful? There is not one specific reason for their success; multiple factors are involved. One of the proposed reasons is the fact that insects are able to fly. Because they can fly they are very mobile and can easily reach different habitats. Once they reached a different habitat they can adapt to the local circumstances. A different reason is their co-evolution with plants. Co-evolution means that when one species adapts, a different species (dependent on the adapting species) also adapts. As it is always the case with evolution, we are talking about variation between individuals. For example, if there is a large population of white flowers that are being pollinated by 1 type of butterfly, it is possible that by chance one flower has a mutation by which it start producing red flowers instead of white flowers. If there is also a butterfly, in a population of butterflies that prefers white flowers, which deviates from the rest of the population and prefers red flowers, this red flower and butterfly that prefers red flowers can co-evolve. After multiple generations this could lead to different species, 2 species of plants (with white flowers and with red flowers) and 2 species of butterflies (preference for white flowers and preference for red flowers). This example is illustrated in the figure below; of course the butterfly doesn't have to be red in order for it to prefer red flowers but it I made it red for the illustration. Through this mechanism of co-evolution, the speciation events in plants also led to speciation in insects, so more species of plants means more species of insects.