Caterpillar Feeding on a Sundew Plant

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Science  17 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3703, pp. 1608-1609
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3703.1608


The caterpillar of a plume moth (Trichoptilus parvulus) was found feeding on a sundew plant (Drosera capillaris) in Florida. The larva eats the stalked glands with their sticky secretion, the leaf blades, and even dead insects trapped by the plant.