Monday, September 14, 2015

The cycle of life

This is the pawpaw sphinx moth (Dolba hyloeus) caterpillar last week.

This happy fellow pretty much killed our little pawpaw tree (which is okay since it's not in a good spot anyway).
But, true to the vagaries of life, one day, you're at the top of your own little food chain, and then next day, you're parasitized by a wasp.
"He's dead, Jim."
Fascinating and gruesome at the same time. Much like life. 

Happy Monday!

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams