rhamphotheca: Sundew with Damselfly Prey Sundews (genus…



rhamphotheca:

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.

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/43082057187.

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