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Re: Dead Horses?

  • Subject: Re: Dead Horses?
  • From: GeoffAroid@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 10:31:36 -0500 (CDT)

The Latin name musciverous actually means "fly-eating" from the Latin name of 
the common house fly Musca. The Smell is certainly very attractive to house 
flies and others even though it doesnt actually eat them. The purpose of 
course is to use the flies as pollinators and the ruse works so successfully 
that it is common to find fly eggs and even larvae in such flowers (I have 
seen the same thing in the large starfish flowers of the succulent Stapelia). 
So....no musk I am afraid.

Geoffrey Kibby

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