Monday, November 26, 2007

Butterfly Predators
Soul Predators

Butterflies have a fairly easy life; it is their death that is hard.

Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe) butterfly being eaten by a green spider, butterfly enemy.
The natural death of butterflies is to be eaten alive.

A spider eats a Monarch (Danaus plexippus) caterpillar, caterpillar enemy.
From a spider to a katydid ...

A katydid eats Julia butterfly (Dryas julia) eggs and caterpillars larvae, caterpillar enemy.

A praying mantis eats a Gulf  Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) adult butterfly, butterfly enemy.
... from a praying mantis to a robber fly ...

A robber fly eats a Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) butterfly.
... there are hundreds of different kinds of predators just looking for lunch. Day and night they're all around, searching.

Don't we see this everywhere we go? Uh, I mean, for us as Christians!

The devil is out there at work, in the car, in stores, in movies, in magazines, in newspapers, out there EVERYWHERE searching for anyone he can devour also. He even enters our home when he can.

Butterflies don't have protection; we do. God is watching out for us. Our bodies will be lost, like the butterflies, but our souls are eternally protected.

We can see in ways butterflies cannot see. We can determine from where our spiritual attacks come. We have each other to help watch and protect us. Most of all, we have God that protects our souls. The only reason we need fear is if we do not watch out and let the devil take us.

I Peter 5:8-9 "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings."

Mark 14:38 "Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”


  1. omg poor butterflies help them!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. this website is so cool!!!!!!! :)

  3. I Peter 5:8 is what I think of also, when I see a yellow jacket intent on finding a tasty caterpillar. It will fly up and down, around the plant, into the nooks and crannies of it. But that's not enough! It will then alight and walk every surface of every leaf, seeking whom it may devour. It is quite sobering to think of the evil one after us in that way, but that's just what Peter is wanting us to think of: a relentless predator who will not quit seeking! I thank God for His grace and strength!

    Thank you for so freely sharing information and yourself in your informative website and here in your blog. May God bless you as you show His creation and care through butterflies.