However when it didn't move I moved in for a closer look and found it's antennae and proboscis tightly in the clutch of an odd looking bug.
And there wasn't just one, upon closer examination I found several more, carefully tucked in and waiting for an unsuspecting meal.
Nearby this Cabbage White had met its end in the same manner.
I went back a few days later and found several still present. This one had snagged a more manageable sized meal.
I found this monarch caterpillar on the way out.
It's been a good year for monarch caterpillars around here. In two evenings of searching, I managed to find nearly 70 eggs on milkweed in the yard.
Found this tattered Giant Swallowtail a few days later.
Sourced From: Proctor Foster, Leslie. Garden Bugs of Ontario. Lone Pine Publishing, 2008