University of Wisconsin–Madison

An ocean apart, carnivorous pitcher plants create similar communities

Pitcher plants

Asian pitchers transplanted to Massachusetts bogs can mimic the living communities of natives so well that the pitcher plant mosquito — a specialized insect that evolved to complete its life cycle exclusively in North American pitchers — lays eggs in the impostors, new research shows.

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