February 26, 2013

Carnivorous Plant Glows Blue to Attract Prey

Michelle Warwicker, BBC News


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Some carnivorous plants act as blue "fluorescent lamps" to lure prey, according to scientists in India.

The research team discovered blue fluorescent emissions from the plants' "capture spots" when tested in ultraviolet (UV) light.

Carnivorous plants are known to attract insects with nectar, colours and smells.

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TAGGED: UV Light, Predation, Fluorescence, Carnivorous Plant

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