Monday, December 14, 2009

Hooded cultists

A Sarracenia (North American pitcher plant) cultivar, called Ladybug. See the little translucent windows in the back of the pitcher hoods? The light disorients insects and keeps them from being able to fly right back out of the trap. Eventually they fall into the pitcher to their deaths. Clever girl!


Kelly said...

Sometimes your interests unnerve me.

AE said...

Excellent. *drums fingertips together contentedly*