Plants Eating Bugs

Carnivorous Plants catch bugs, and then turn them into yummy mush!  It doesn't matter where they are, bugs are attracted to them!  That may be the coolest part about carnivorous plants.  Here is a collection of bug destruction

dsc-0384.jpg Pinguicula 'Pirouette' indulging.  Notice the "drool" of its' digestive juices puddling around the prey. (Cultivated Plant)


Pinguicula agnata 'True Blue'.  The smaller the bug the less chance it has. (Cultivated Plant)

Drosera rotundifolia in situ, Butterfly Valley, CA. Just by the skin of its "teeth". (Wild Plant)

Drosera rotundifolia "quadrupal fisting" small flying insects.  If you imagine the leaves as open hands, the "fist" indicates prey captured.  Butterfly Valley, CA. (Wild Plant)

Drosera rotundifolia.  Unfortunately, if you're a delicate flying insect you may get just your wings caught.  No escape,  gruesome.  Butterfly Valley, CA.  (Wild Plant).

Pinguicula macroceras riddled with bugs.  Del Norte County, CA.  (Wild Plant)

Pinguicula macroceras making a meal of a "house fly".  Those curved leaf edges show the desire to retain the valuable digestive juices the plant will secrete. Del Norte County, CA.  (Wild Plant)