Insect living on Roridula gorgonias

Insect living on Roridula gorgonias

Observation - Insect living on Roridula gorgonias - Southern Africa. Description: While insects are captured by the sticky leaves of Roridula gorgonias it has not the enzyme to digest them (see pictures 2 and 3). Instead, the subjest of this observation (picture 1), an insect that moves freely around the plant without sticking, eats t

While insects are captured by the sticky leaves of Roridula gorgonias it has not the enzyme to digest them (see pictures 2 and 3). Instead, the subjest of this observation (picture 1), an insect that moves freely around the plant without sticking, eats the captured insects and its excrement fertilizes the plant, completing the symbiosis.