Having a Drink at the Edge of the Sun (Damsel bug)

damsel bug feeding on white-petaled yellow center flower

Damsel bug (Nabidae) feeds on a wild flower.

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.


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