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by Makoto Honda
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Sarracenia psittacina                                                                                                                                   © 2009 Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved


The pitcher of this species forms a well-developed hood over the pitcher opening. Once inside the pitcher, a crawling insect is guided deeper into the pitcher by the light coming through white areoles - strategically positioned "deceptive" exits. Down-pointing, intermeshing hairs are well developed in this species for a large portion of the pitcher tube.

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