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Pitcher Plant Mosquito (Wyeomyia smithii)  is a multivoltine mosquito thatcompletes its entire life cycle in the immediate vicinity of its carnivorous host plant (Sarracenia purpurea) . The females deposit their eggs directly on the water within the plant or just above the waterline in older leaves. The larvae live in the liquid of the plant and feed on the carcasses of insects and spiders being digested by the plant enzymes.

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    Does this make them a super-parasite as they’re preying off of insects doomed to be digested by plant enzymes, and also...
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    Euuuu creepy
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