Pseudo-copulation occurs in which of the following flower?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

Pseudo-copulation occurs in which of the following flower?
 
(a) Rose
 
(b) The Mediterranean orchid Ophrys
 
(c) Mangifera indica
 
(d) Neem
 
I got this question by my school teacher while I was bunking the class.
 
My doubt is from Population Interactions-4 topic in division Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right choice is (b) The Mediterranean orchid Ophrys
 
To explain I would say: Pseudo-copulation is observed in the Mediterranean orchid Ophrys. It is the process in which the male copulates with the flowers that resemble the female insect of the same species. It is observed in bees, flies, and wasps.