Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fatal attraction

Photo by Marty Horowitz 3/30/2016

On a recent Ned-less nature walk, our band of roving naturalists stopped to inspect a blooming Brownfoot (Acourtia wrightii).

Photo by Marty Horowitz, hand by Lyn Hart 3/30/2016

We stood still to view the Tiny Checkerspot butterfly, but that wasn't necessary.

Photo (c) Gene Spesard

Attracted to the blossoms, the butterfly was ambushed and sucked dry by a spider (not pictured) still lurking in the plant.

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