During bloom the widespread shrub croton socotranus is an important food source for insects of all sizes. Here the paper wasp belongaster saussurei is visiting every open flower on this specimen. In many places this shrub is dominating the landscape, and if they are all in bloom you can imagine the abundance of food, and […]
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A beautiful specimen of Ochradenus socotranus, untouched by livestock due to its position high up a sheer cliff face. In the morning shade from the towering cliffs and from water seeping through deep cracks in the mountain, the plants growing here are more vital than those out in the open landscape. Thus the many flowers […]