I know insects have certain chemicals they emit themselves to attract a mate, but do they ever use scents from plants or other animals to attract the opposite sex (as in a natural perfume)?



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    Yes. An example is the euglossine bee collects ingredients from specific leaves, orchids, and fungi to mix into a perfume. It even has special sacs on its legs to carry the materials. It then applies the mixture to its body and flaps wings to spread the scent. The bucket orchid benefits from this by getting pollinated in the process.

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