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Our research eaten by a porcupine!

As a part of our last fieldwork in Cameroon we surveyed a pollination system of Uvariopsis dioica (Annonaceae). One morning we realised all the filmed flowers had disappeared. The Brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus) visited it and skilfully selected all open flowers and ate all its petals, leaving the reproductive organs intact(?). Enjoy a sped-up video of the picky guy! © Insect Community Ecology Group

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