In May I had posted about the larva of the Common Crow butterfly. Although I had waited for the butterfly to emerge, it never did. My guess is that a spider lurking amidst the leaves must have literally sucked the life out of it. Now I’ll have to keep an eye on the ferocious-looking spider(s) as well!
Remember the picture of the Common Palmfly butterfly whose wings were clipped by a predator? I had posted it about a week ago. Well, I managed to get one with its wings intact. Although it did lead me on a near wild goose chase around this little patch in my front yard!
Although the wing was intact on one side, the other side was torn so you can see that purple I had written about. In flight that purple looks striking.