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By ps3isawesome
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Joined:  Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:09 pm
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I have all types of carnivorous plants and I disproportionally catch more flies, wasps, and moths. I wish I had more diversity in my backyard but that's the downside of living in a metropolitan area.

I never realized how many moths there are until I started growing CPs. It's incredible.
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By nimbulan
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Joined:  Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm
#277785
I find a lot of flies, wasps, and moths in my Sarracenia while my S. rosea is full of fruit flies right now. Indoor plants rarely catch anything but the occasional fly or cranefly, though this summer a few ant drones got in and quickly got caught by various Drosera.
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By cjpflaumer
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Joined:  Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:55 pm
#277787
I would say the highest percentage is definitely flies. That's for flytraps and sarracenia at least. Outdoor drosera have little gnats and occasionally a fly. Also some wasps, bees (sucks I wish you could save them) and moths as well.

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By Grey
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Joined:  Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:48 pm
#280272
Maiden wrote:colds
I was very tempted to reply with this as well! :lol:

My plants mostly catch fungus gnats, though not anywhere near the numbers that they used to when my bedroom was filled with phasmids, molluscs, and beetles. I'm quite grateful to no longer have gnats flying up my nose in the morning but I haven't had as many flowers from my plants since the decrease.
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By xr280xr
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Joined:  Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:29 pm
#280288
My sarrs definitely catch mostly moths. The rest kind of depend on the time of year. In late winter my VFTs and drosera catch tons of crane flies and, unfortunately, lace wings. The rest of the year probably mostly spiders with some ants and occasional flies.

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