A garden drama in five scenes

A little fun with a beneficial insect - Zelus possibly longipes and a blow fly in the family Calliphoridae – likely Lucilia, the green bottle fly: 

Blow fly
Happy-go-lucky me is enjoying the sunshine between the showers. Tra la la la…

 Male Zelus on the prowl

Ha! Show me where the girls are!

Female Zelus has captured the blowfly

Female Zelus has captured the blowfly

Oh boy oh boy, what a tasty meal!

The male can now mate without fear of being eaten

The male can now mate without fear of being eaten

Whatta lucky break! This gal is so busy eating that she doesn’t even notice me. That means I won’t get eaten!

Gravid female Zelus drags around looking for a suitable place to lay her eggs

Gravid female Zelus drags around looking for a suitable place to lay her eggs

 
Oh me, oh my! Gotta hurry! Gotta find the perfect place! I’m so full of eggs, I’m apt to burst before I win this race!


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