This lovely, but dead, critter fled its mortal coil on our kitchen bench.
Here is a [not very good shot of a] live one I found upside down on the bench next to its dead friend. I up-righted it, and it wandered about for a while before disappearing.
Zinnias are native to Northern America, but seem to have successfully migrated [with help from humans] to most parts of the globe.
They grow and flower year-round in Thailand, and well-loved by the native insects.
Here is a small hopper that seems to be admiring its host:
Na [taking the pic] and I, with Sooty for company, enjoy a picnic on the livingroom floor.
The meal comprises:
* sliced, fried pork
* whole, deep fried silver pomfret [Pampus argenteus]
* fresh salad of lettuce, mint, Thai basil
* spicy condiment of fresh sliced onion, chili and garlic in fish sauce
* Beer Leo [my favourite Thai ale]
If you are near a Government building anywhere in up-country Thailand then you can witness this daily 0800 ritual:
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