SICB 2016, Portland

I'll be presenting some of my work on orchid pollination by snow mosquitoes at the SICB meeting in Portland next week! Come and say hi! P1-122 Monday, Jan. 4 15:30 What makes mosquitoes attracted to Platanthera orchids? LAHONDÈRE, C.*; VINAUGER, C.; OKUBO, R.; RIFFELL, J.A.; University of Washington; University of Washington; University of Washington; University of Washington lahonder@uw.edu Female mosquitoes not only feed on blood to produce eggs but they also use carbohydrates to sustain their metabolism. In nature, flowers provide a good source of carbohydrates and some plants such as Platanthera orchids take advantage of these visitors to get pollinated by the mosquitoes during their

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