Why do some plants capture insects?

INSECTIVOROUS PLANTS:Some plants capture insects and other tiny animals and use them as food. They do not devour their prey by chewing but decompose them in a mixture of enzyymes. The pitcher plant attracts an insect to its large showy leaf by means of sweet-smelling nectar. The leaf has a treacherous lip which precipitates the unwary victim into a deep hoolow pitcher full of a digestive'broth'.

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