Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beauty and The Beast

I spotted this Jezebel butterfly resting on a plant, hardly moving at all. It seemed unusual as these butterflies usually flutter around all the time. I took a closer look, and then noticed the hidden reason to why it wasn't flying off. The poor butterfly had been caught by a Flower Mantis!

As you can see, this camouflaged predator had caught the butterfly when it came close enough, and started eating it head first. It was a sad sight to see the poor little butterfly being devoured by a cunning beast. But well, its the way of life! It was also the first time I ever witnessed something like this, and hence took a few shots.

Head done, the rest of the body to go! Look at the way he's staring at the camera.

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