CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Black-and-Yellow Argiope Spider (Argiope aurantia) with prey
My arachnid friend snagged this Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) and wrapped it up like a burrito for lunch.
Ok, I realize that the majority of people would prefer that Mrs. spider had grabbed hold of a leaf-footed bug or some beetle but remember the food chain. No one defended the poor Partridge Pea Plant that the sulphur caterpillars munched up. That’s NATURE!
Shown on Florida Native Plant: CORAL HONEYSUCKLE (Lonicera sempervirens)