Contributions to Zoology, 81 (2) – 2012

Possible chemical mimicry of the European lady’s slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus)

Tomasz Przybyłowicz1, Peter Roessingh1, Astrid T. Groot1, J.C. (Koos) Biesmeijer2, J.G.B. (Gerard) Oostermeijer1, Lars Chittka3, Barbara Gravendeel1,2,4

1.  Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), Universiteit van Amsterdam, PO Box 94248, 1090 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2.  Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity (NCB) Naturalis, PO Box 9500, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

3.  School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK

4. barbara.gravendeel@ncbnaturalis.nl

Keywords: bees,behaviour,chemical mimicry,deception,EAG,pollination.