…is the plant. This plant, Discovery says. It’s broken the speed record for sucking animals to their deaths:
Their traps suck in prey in less than a millisecond, making this one of the speediest movements in the entire plant kingdom.
“The popular Dionea (Venus fly trap) is one hundred times slower,” co-author Philippe Marmottant told Discovery News.
Marmottant, a researcher in the Interdisciplinary Physics Laboratory at Grenoble University, and his colleagues used high-speed video cameras and powerful microscopes to capture the trapping action of three species of bladderworts in the genus Utricularia.