Monday, February 24, 2014

Yes, it's a flower

Photo by Gene Spesard 2/12/2014

This is the flower of the Pipevine plant (Aristolochia watsonii). The larvae (caterpillars) of the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly eat this plant; but it's toxic to the rest of us.

And a correction from Fred Heath about the wasps in the mantis egg casings.

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