Death in the domain of the insects can be swift and cruel but retains a magnificence and beauty that is somehow at odds with the brutality of what is happening.
Today rain had subsided a little. I wanted to photograph Psyche (Leptosia nina) butterfly which was flying around those tiny pinkish flowers which I couldn’t find any ID. As I shot 2 photos of the beautiful butterfly a female Small Zebra Jumper spider (Plexippus petersi) jumped on it and killed it. The whole process was so swift that I was too stunned to capture the instance of death.
Just to show you the beauty before death here is the Psyche seconds before death