Posts Tagged ‘Vanessa atalanta’

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.

IMG_0422 crop

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

IMG_0429 crop

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

128

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