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Differential escape of insects from carnivorous plant traps

Author(s): T. C. Gibson

Month: Jan
Year: 1991

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Volume: 125
Issue: 1
Pages: 55-62

Article Topic(s): Morphology
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse

Species Referenced: Sarracenia leucophylla (Crimson pitcherplant),


Discusses how insects escape from the traps of carnivorous plants. Sarracenia leucophylla retains almost all insects captured due to its size and "pitfall trap" structure.

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T. C. Gibson. "Differential escape of insects from carnivorous plant traps." American Midland Naturalist 125.1 (1991): 55-62.

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