Pitcher Dimorphism, Prey Composition and the Mechanisms of Prey Attraction in the Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Rafflesiana in Borneo

@inproceedings{Moran1996PitcherDP,
  title={Pitcher Dimorphism, Prey Composition and the Mechanisms of Prey Attraction in the Pitcher Plant Nepenthes Rafflesiana in Borneo},
  author={Jonathan A Moran},
  year={1996}
}
1 The pitcher plant Nepenthes rafflesiana Jack produces dimorphic pitcher types. Upper pitchers catch more flying prey than lower pitchers. The most important single prey group in both pitcher forms was Formicidae. 2 Both pitcher forms possess ultraviolet (UV) patterns which were associated with the site of the major nectaries, causing it to stand out in contrast to the adjacent area. Manipulation of these patterns in upper pitchers confirmed their role in the attraction of prey. 3 Upper… CONTINUE READING

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