Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 19, 2021

Pitcher Plant Moths and their Pitcher Plant Homes

In Defense of Plants writes about pitcher plants and the moths that inhabit them

Discussions about pitcher plants usually revolve around the fact that they trap and eat insects and other animals. However, there are a handful of organisms out there that turn the table on pitcher plants, reminding us that these botanical carnivores can become food themselves. Spend any amount of time surveying pitcher plant populations in southeastern North America and you are likely to encounter at least one such species of pitcher plant eater.

Read more at Pitcher Plant Moths and their Pitcher Plant Homes — In Defense of Plants

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