It is revealed by new research that various flowers in Australia evolved their bright colors to attract the native bees and other the flying insects that is crucial to flower pollination around the world.
A vision researcher from RMIT University in Melbourne, Adrian Dyer, who is a lead author says that before the continent of Australia broke away about 34 million years ago from the other continents, it is suggested by the fossil evidence that the flowering plants were simple, plain structures without pigment.
It is noticed by researchers that the process of parallel evolution and the direct link between flowers and bee vision in the Northern Hemisphere, the same process occurred independently on two different continents many years ago.
In process of parallel evolution the bees that shaped the evolution of Australian flowers were the native bees, are not the species such as honeybees and are stingless that would have been present in the Northern Hemisphere.
In bees they have the ability to detect colors which is proof that flowers evolved to suit their main pollinator.
The researcher Dyer said that to protect our bees is very important particularly given the recent decline in numbers in Europe and the US, because the bees are also crucial for the process of pollination of flowering plants.