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A female harvester butterfly ovipositing by an aphid colony. Her body is arced, so that the back end of her body is touching the pale green vine she is perched on. There are many gray aphids on the vine near her.

Fun with Harvester Butterflies, Part Two

Published on August 21, 2019

Recently, photographer Bryan E. Reynolds earned a long-sought set of photos of the elusive harvester butterfly, North America’s only carnivorous butterfly.