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Two Predators, One Prey

A praying mantis snares a newly emerged Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes you just can't win for losing. This morning a newly emerged Gulf Fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) began drying its damp wings,  preparing for flight. It had just emerged from its chrysalis. Soon it would be off to do...

A praying mantis snares a newly emerged Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis snares a newly emerged Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis snares a newly emerged Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp is an uninvited guest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp is an uninvited guest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp is an uninvited guest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The presence of the uninvited dinner guest does not go unnoticed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The presence of the uninvited dinner guest does not go unnoticed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The presence of the uninvited dinner guest does not go unnoticed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:25 PM
Tags: eat (1), European paper wasp (13), passionflower vine (34), praying mantis (86), predator (11), prey (15)
 
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