rhamphotheca: Sundew with Damselfly Prey Sundews (genus…


Sundew with Damselfly Prey

Sundews (genus Drosera) lure, capture, and digest insects using sweet, sticky tentacles covering their leaf surfaces. Tentacles and leaves can even move to wrap around a trapped insect. Although most of their prey consists of small insects such as flies, bulkier insects with large wings are also caught. 

Learn more about these plants on EOL: http://eol.org/pages/60629/details

(image: Drosera anglica, with Common Bluet damselflies, Enallagma cyathigerumDuck Lake, OR, USA, by Noah Elhardt)

It took me a while to figure out what was going on in this photo.

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