Thursday, July 30, 2015

And ladybug makes two

This Queen Butterfly is sipping nectar from the blossoms of tropical milkweed while nearby someone else is having a feast.  Can you find the ladybug seeking out aphids?  Lots of action on this humble weed.

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...