Many insects are predators, but they can still go for a simple drink when they’re thirsty. This damsel bug was quite conspicuous on this very detailed wild flower while it sucked up some nectar. A little more surprising (to me) is when another bug crawls right over a predator. (I’m thinking of one ambush bug in particular and the plant bug nymph crawling over it that I shot a while back; can’t remember if I’ve posted that one before.) I’d also add, this is another case where the background greatly enhances the dorsal perspective on an insect.
2 thoughts on “Having a Drink at the Edge of the Sun (Damsel bug)”
I’ve had some fun trying to key some of these out.
I had quite a time getting it down to the family level the first time, but then it was a little bit of Eureka! Always nice to figure it out.