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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Milkweed predator fest

Bunches of nice juicy oleander aphids arrived on the milkweed the past week, and following right behind them were some predators. You can see the orange/yellow mass of aphids just beyond the lynx spider.

The ladybird beetle larva is surrounded by aphid carcasses.

This syrphid fly larva is resting on a nearby tagetes leaf after (judging by its girth) gorging itself on aphids.

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