Carnivorous plants use a sneaky trick for luring different bugs to eat

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Carnivorous plants attract bugs with their smells


Some carnivorous plants change their scent to attract different types of prey, mimicking flowers in their luring techniques, and maybe even regulating their digestion.

Trumpet pitcher plants, or Sarracenia, get their nickname from their design – their leaves have evolved into the shape of pitcher-like cavities into which insects trip, falling deep into corrosive, digestive liquid they cannot escape.

Botanists have long debated how these plants manage to lure insects into their leafy trap in the first place: the colour of their green funnels clad …

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