Venus flytraps know not to eat the insects that pollinate them

The carnivorous plants mostly feast on ground critters like spiders and ants. Hey! Who ordered the pu pu platter? Photo courtesy of Clyde Sorenson/North Carolina State University Venus Flytraps’ famous jaws snap up a medley of organisms, including ants, spiders, and of course, flies. In fact, once an organism enters the fly traps’ reach, few live…

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