. The beauties of nature and the wonders of the world we live in. Natural history; Physical geography; Astronomy. Fig. 7. Fig. 8. white colour makes the flower more conspicu- ous ; the lower lip forms the stage on which the Bees may alight; the length of the tube is adapted to that of their proboscis; its narrowness and the fringe of fine hairs exclude small insects which might rob the flower of its honey without performing any service in return; the arched upper lip protects the stamens and pistil, and prevents rain-drops from choking up the tube and washing away the honey; the little teeth are, I believe, of. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Lubbock, John, Sir, 1834-1913. New York, London, Macmillan and Co.