Synopsis by Alice Day
In the plant world, few can rival the strange activities of the carnivorous species. The various sundews, flytraps, and pitcher plants use remarkable means of deception to lure insects into their traps. In this episode of the PBS series Nature, the viewer learns how insects are tricked into the sticky entrances or surfaces and are unable to exit. Nature: Death Trap offers extreme close-up photography and time-lapse film to depict the before-and-after sequences, as the hapless insects are attracted to the colorful, enticing plants from which they cannot escape.
environmentalism, insects, natural-wonders, nature, plants [botany]