Nepenthes ampullaria. A view from within the...
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Image #cld1411617
SpeciesNepenthes ampullaria
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionA view from within the pitcher of this semi-carnivorous plant. Without a protective lid as in most other species of Nepenthes, the pitchers of N. ampullaria are exposed to rain as well as a continual fall of leaf litter from the forest canopy. In this way they are able to derive a significant portion of their nutrients from detritus. The dark objects on the inner rim are pupae of a Megaselia fly whose larvae feed on dead insects within the pitcher fluid. View species profile.
Keywordsborneo | carnivorous | flora | fly | nepenthaceae | phoridae | pitcher | plant | pupae

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