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Sundew and Cranefly (52381 bytes)

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Sundew and Cranefly

It was difficult to tell whether this cranefly had been captured by the sundew or just died there for other reasons. It seems hard to believe that the sundew would have enough stickiness to hold down an insect the size of this cranefly. However, someone else told me that he had seen dragonflies caught in a sundew before, and they tend to be bigger than craneflies.

Location: Starrigavan Ridge, near Sitka, Alaska

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