The Queen Butterfly put considerable energy into sampling nectar from every blossom in this small patch of milkweed flowers. As I watched and clicked off pictures, the butterfly fluttered from one orange-yellow flower to another. I doubt if it missed any.
With so many aphids on the plant stems, the ladybug was probably similarly sated.
|Aphids on tropical milkweed
A couple more shots of the Queen sitting atop her milkweedy throne...