Thursday 26 April 2012

Dinner of the green bug muncher

After the very rainy April we are having a teasel growing in the garden is looking very luscious. It has grown a large rosette of leaves, and developed two large leaf-cups which are filled with water to the rim. If you want an account on this fascinating carnivorous plant, check here. I had a peek a couple of days ago to check if any drowned invertebrates were visible. And there were indeed! On the bottom cup (above) a 7 spot floated on a very cloudy liquid, while on the top one, a drowned slug was visible at the bottom of the clearer water, and a few small unidentified insects. What a catch!

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