Tue, 24 Jan 1995 08:16:00 -0500


Has anyone out there had any experience of the local insect
population pollinating CP's, in particularly Pinguiculas?
Last year something pollinated a load of my P.x Sethos
plants and it certainly wasn't me! The only insect that I've
witnessed working on CP flowers was a small solitary bee
(i.e. one that lives on it's own rather than in hives with
many others) that was busy working on Utric.livida flowers.
I have 7 honey bee hives at the bottom of my garden and they
take no interest in the CP at all. I would be interested to
hear if any one has any information on the pollinators of
the Mexican Pings, or any ideas or opinions.