Re: wasps and Sarr.

Robert Beer (
Tue, 30 May 1995 23:14:06 -0700 (PDT)

I have had this happen with some sort of beetle; I looked at a S. flava
and noticed brown lumps on the pitchers, and these turned out to be the
heads of some small long-horned beetle type that had been trapped and
chewed a hole in the trap, but couldn't get all the way out, because they
were rammed up against the sides and their bodies were too big to
proceed. It was actually sort of grisly.


On Tue, 30 May 1995, Rebecca Patchett wrote:

> Greetings,
> Just wanted to add to the anecdotes about wasps and Sarracenia plants. This
> weekend I was working in and out of the greenhouse, and noticed a few wasps
> flying around. Next morning I looked at my Sarr. minor, and one of the
> pitchers (about 12 inches tall) looked a bit bent over. It now has a hole
> about 2 cm in diameter in the side of it where a wasp was trapped and chewed
> its way out of the plant! Sometimes they bite back.