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    Like I said in another post, my S. purpurea ssp. purpurea readily catches wasps several times a week, as well as other small insects such as moths and flies. Who ever said purps are no good at catching insects are wrong, cept maybe that's cause there is a wasp nest very close to my plant.



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    Nice... I think I see a fly in there too.

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    Yup.

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    i found flies in my prup today! i think all sarrs are good at catching insects in their own way...Psitticina still befuddles me though. i mean thers no obvious lip so whre does the nectar come from?
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    Aint any I don't think. Just the colors that attract.

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    My purps cant catch any wasps. I see them crawl in to get a drink then they just crawl back out. Maybe I have lazy purps.
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    I agree - I don't know where the myth that purpurea (and oreophila for that matter) are poor insect catchers came from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (glider14 @ Oct. 01 2006,3:32)]i found flies in my prup today! i think all sarrs are good at catching insects in their own way...Psitticina still befuddles me though. i mean thers no obvious lip so whre does the nectar come from?
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    Psittacina is flooded often in the wild. It catches small water bugs and fish... A minnow trap if you will.
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