Skip to content Skip to navigation

turkey-mullein-fuzzy-pic_cropped.jpg

A plant-eating insect called a cotton fleahopper is camouflaged on this turkey mullein plant. Research suggests the plant's hairs trap pollen, and the pollen attracts predators that defend the plant against enemies like fleahoppers. 

Image credits:

Joe Decruyenaere via Flickr

Rights information:

CC BY-SA 2.0