Solenopsis xyloni (Southern Fire Ant)

This geometrid caterpillar dropped from the mesquite leaflet to avoid the numerous Solenopsis xyloni. A minute or two after I took this photo, an Anna's Hummingbird swooped in and ate the caterpillar - out of the frying pan and into the fire!
This geometrid caterpillar dropped from the mesquite leaflet to avoid the numerous Solenopsis xyloni. A minute or two after I took this photo, an Anna's Hummingbird swooped in and ate the caterpillar - out of the frying pan and into the fire!