Fly in pitcher plant trap, SEM

Fly in pitcher plant trap, SEM

C037/8050 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 54.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fly in pitcher plant trap, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Nepenthes pitcher plants are tropical carnivorous plants. The trap (or pitcher) starts as a small bud and gradually expands to form the structure seen here. Scent, nectar and colour attract insects that fall into the liquid at the bottom of the pitcher. Trapped there, they are dissolved by digestive enzymes. This provides the plant with nutrients, such as phosphorous and nitrogen. Pitcher plants are found in nutrient-poor habitats, such as swamps. Magnification: x10 when printed at 10cm wide.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: biological, biology, botanical, botany, carnivore, carnivorous, coloured, false-coloured, flora, fly, insect trap, lid, lip, nature, nepenthes, no-one, nobody, pitcher plant, plant, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, trap, tropical, tropics

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.