Book 2: coming in 2012

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fly Papers Fact #5

Bladderworts look innocent, but beneath the surface of the soil or water they grow in, they set the most sophisticated traps in the carnivorous plant world - little vacuum sacs with trapdoors! When a bug triggers the trap, the door opens, the bug is sucked in, and the door shuts behind it, all in milliseconds.

New Zealand has several native bladderwort species. More about our native carnivorous plants here.

Photo of NZ bladderwort copyright Phil Garnock-Jones.