Mac and I went to Big Bend National Park today. I was determined to find a Big Bend Scrub-Hairstreak butterfly. When I saw that acres and acres of its host plant Texas False Agave (Hechtia texensis) were blooming I figured it would be a sure thing. But after many hours of searching, nary a one.
I guess this Bee Assassin bug (Apiomerus spissipes) dining on a bee it assassinated will have to be my consolation prize.
Loved the Red-spined Prickly-pears (Opuntia spinosabacca).
I have lived in the Christmas Mountains since 1976, and started my oasis in 1996. You can contact me at email@example.com for visiting instructions. No minors. Pet rules are the same as for Big Bend National Park.