Carnivorous plants glow bright blue to attract really gullible prey2/28/2013
We're used to Hollywood divas dressing up in flashy outfits to attract attention, so it shouldn't be surprising that scientists have discovered that certain carnivorous plants glow an ostentatious bright blue to attract prey. The ultraviolet light emitted by the flesh-eating pitcher plant might not look like a big deal to the naked human eye checking it out in daylight, but to a small, sensitive bug, researchers say it looks like a bonfire at night and lures them right in. Add this to meat-eating plants' arsenal of other irresistible seductions, including luscious nectars, brilliant colors and fragrant smells, and those protein-filled insects don't stand a chance. [Source]
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