The four arms are covered in a sticky, solid smelling tissue intended to pull in flies. But, they are not carnivorous. Rather, it sullies the flies with its spore, transforming them into agents of dispersal.
Other individuals from the Clathrus family are generally as amazing. Theres the Clathrus ruber, which ventures into this astounding latticework structure
And another cousin, the Pseudocolus fusiformis, which resembles the offspring of some shocking squid beast.
As astonishing as these seem to be, I was considerably more shocked to discover that Devils fingers are really viewed as a delicacy in a few places. By and by, I think Ill simply welcome them from a far distance.