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Sundews Snap to Nab Insect Prey

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Many carnivorous plants snag prey by luring them onto sticky surfaces from which there is no escape. But a common sundew (Drosera glanduligera) from southern Australia packs a one-two punch. When an ant or other small insect touches a tentacle lining one of its leafs, it flicks the unsuspecting insect into the leaf's center. Then, another set of tentacles covered with glue draws the ant deep into the fold of the leaf where it is digested.

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