Friday, September 10, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday Murder in the Garden




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I'm not sure what kind of bug is eating the Black Swallowtail Caterpillar is or if it killed the Caterpillar or is just taking advantage of the free lunch.

17 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

I saw a similar little bug not long ago but I still haven't been able to identify it. Maybe someone else will know. I suspect this little guy is just taking advantage of a free meal.

Connie said...

Eeeew...Brutal!

Rosemary said...

Icky but what a fantastic photo.

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a beautiful.... "ugly bug"...LOL

cat said...

Oh dear that was drama on a small scale. Rather icky but great shots.

Carletta said...

Wonderful photo essay of the tragedy!
I smiled at your title. :)

Carletta@Carletta's Captures

Shady Gardener said...

It's amazing that you caught the scene... I've never seen anything like it.

Out on the prairie said...

A stink bug of the podisus genus.This is a nymph of a Spined soldier beetle that feeds on larvae.Nice capture.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

I love it! Great find. Hunters and the hunted- this is what nature is all about.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic sequence of shots.

LC said...

Amazing photos... really beautiful! L

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Nature can be cruel at times however your macro captures are amazing!!!

Mama Zen said...

What a fantastic series of pictures!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Poor thing.

Mary said...

How awful! I hate that part of nature...sigh.

Krista said...

Fantastic photos! Wow - the detail and colours are just brilliant!

JM said...

This is amazing! Great find and great captures!