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Flooer

The flooer has glands around its mouth that produce a sweet-smelling secretion that is attractive to insects, such as butterflies.

The Flooer, Florifacies mirabila, is a strange, flightless, largely sedentary leaf-nosed bat from the tropical forests of Batavia, in After Man: A Zoology of the Future.

Its brightly colored ears and nose flaps mimic a species of flower found on the islands. It sits among them with its face turned upwards, snapping at any insect that attempts to land. Although it has arisen independently, the flooer's feeding mode is remarkably similar to that of the flower-faced potoo of South America and is an interesting instance of convergent evolution.

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