But several weeks on those tiny predators are mostly fully grown, and looking pretty spiffy. I’m a big fan of spiders, and I think the very common species as shown in the above picture is one of the more beautiful varieties to be found.
On the other hand I am not really a fan of insects, in particular flying insects of almost all kinds somewhat freak me out. I am a fan of butterflies and moths, but beyond that…the little blighters give me a shiver when I see them.
So when I saw this…
…I was somewhat torn. The wasp was still alive, and not at all happy (assuming a wasp can even experience at all). I can only assume that the Aphid was cruelly mocking the doomed wasp. I doubt that it was offering comfort. But despite fighting that shiver of the spine I courageously took some shots.
Still, for all the unfortunate things going on in my personal life right now…at least I not this wasp. I am not doomed.
It does feel a little like it though.
Thanks for looking.