It just wasn't a good 15 June for crane flies (aka family Tipulidae). For whatever reason, they were everywhere in the city a few days back; and a fair number of my plants benefited. One of the flytraps, a typical, was a .99 cent rescue in 2010 from a head shop on Haight Street in San Francisco, who were selling the barely-alive plants in egg-shaped containers, next to boxer shorts with Charles Manson's maniacal face arrayed like polka dots -- everywhere; that, and a plush, over-stuffed Jerry Garcia doll marked-down.
Dionaea muscipula "typical" (head shop rescue)
"Dirk Ventham's Giant" (G14)