Dionaea muscipula Venus’s flytrap


Common names:- Venus’s flytrap or Venus’ flytrap.

Trap :-

It catches its prey chiefly insects and arachnids  with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant’s leaves and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike. The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against a waste of energy in trapping objects with no nutritional value.

Dionaea muscipula flower


Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Core eudicots
Order:     Caryophyllales
Family:     Droseraceae
Genus:     Dionaea
Species:     D. muscipula
Binomial name
Dionaea muscipula