Lacewing caught by sundew plant

Lacewing caught by sundew plant

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Caption: Carcass of a common lacewing Chrysopa vulgaris, which has been digested by the carnivorous plant, Drosera rotundifolia, the sundew. It is attracted to the plant by sticky droplets at the tips of the tentacles, which extend from the leaves. The tentacles are of two kinds; longer marginal ones & shorter inner ones. Prey sticks to the tips of the longer ones, which bend over bringing it inward towards the shorter ones. Proteolytic enzymes secreted by the tentacles digest the insect & the products are absorbed by the leaf. Drosera grows in a nitrogen deficient environment (bogs), which it overcomes through a carnivorous diet.

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Keywords: botany, carnivorous plant, carnivorous plants, caught by drosera, chrysopa vulgaris, drosera, drosera rotundifolia, gland, insectivorous plant, lacewing, nature, nitrogen deficiency, plant, sticky, sundew, with lacewing

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