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A hooded pitcher plant. This one also attracts the insect with its color and sweet nectar, but the insect is drawn toward the opening of the pitcher since there is more nectar there. The nectar contains a powerful drug, coniine, which confuses the insect and causes paralysis (and eventually death if he drinks enough nectar). Then, once he's drunk, he can't keep his footing very well on the slippery hairs lining the pitcher and he slips into the cavern to be digested by enzymes and acids there. He dissolves into a soup that the plant then absorbs.
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