While at first concentrating on photographing a wasp, I see some iridescent colors reflecting in my viewfinder. When I put the camera down, I saw many, many, many of these caterpillars crawling on the leaves.
This is the larvae stage of the groundselbush beetle. There is not a whole lot of information about this beetle that I found on the internet.
Such a beautiful coloration and again reminds you of how awesome and incredible nature is.
Most of the ‘worts’ I have seen are yellow, this is the first time I had seen a small lilac butterwort.
While driving around getting landscape photos for an upcoming event I am participating in, I just happen to stop at this one spot, started walking towards the cypress trees, and happened to look down for no particular reason. Growing there all by itself was this simple lilac flower. At first, I thought it was some sort of bog flower, but after downloading and looking at the photos closer….my mind was blown away.
This pretty little flower is a carnivorous plant! Ya… I was surprised too!
Just remember when you are out exploring, look down! You will never know what you might come across.