Predator With Prey

I was in the kitchen cooking supper, when I saw a butterfly out the north window.

I grabbed my camera and hurried outside.

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A spider had captured a red admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta), and was in the process of getting its dinner ready too.

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I’m not absolutely positive, but I think it’s a daring jumping spider.


Red admirals (Vanessa atalanta) are a common butterfly. Their range covers all of North America, from central Canada down to Guatemala.

2 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve only seen about 3 butterflies this year and not a single dragonfly.


    • I haven’t seen anywhere near the number of butterflies that should be flying now. I’m seeing more damselflies than dragonflies, and low numbers of both.


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