Myophilous plants do not tend to have a strong scent, and tend to be purple, violet, blue, and white, open dishes, or tubes. Although they have traditionally been considered to be ineffective and unreliable pollinators, their sheer numbers and the presence of some flies throughout the year make them important pollinators for many plants.
Sapromyophiles normally visit dead animals or dung. They are attracted to flowers that mimic these odoriferous items. These plants have a strong, unpleasant odor, and are brown or orange in color.