Hickory and I were doing some butterfly watching on a lazy afternoon this week.
We noticed these insects take every opportunity they can to feed, and we assume this Pearl Crescent butterfly was happy to find one Butterfly Weed in bloom when the rest are just buds. But then we noticed another insect coming in on the left.
See him, the green fellow?
That’s a Cuckoo Wasp–a wasp for the love of acorns! We backed away. But did the Pearl Crescent leave?
Hickory flicked his tail from a safe distance. “Guess that milkweed nectar is better than most.”