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Nepenthes vieillardii, an insectivorous plant
Endemic to New Caledonia, Nepenthes vieillardii has leaves ending in an urn more or less closed by a cover and containing a digestive liquid which attracts and traps insects. Inside these traps, however, there is a profusion of larvae of Tripteroides caledonicus mosquitoes which have made a specialty of laying in the urns of Nepenthes vieillardii. Their larvae survive there despite the enzymes supposed to digest them.
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