I made a trip to the lower Mobile delta, along the causeway, to collect river cane poles for my Japanese Morning Glories. I use them to give the Asagao something to climb. I really like using cane as it is long enough for the most vigorous plants, strong enough to support a wet plant in normal weather, it lasts for one year at least, and most of all its free! I also think it adds a nice touch to the photographs of the flowers; much better for sure than just twine, string or wire……a natural touch with a hint of the orient.
After I completed cutting and gathering the cane, I grabbed my camera to document a white flowered vine that was quite prevalent. I find that good pictures really help in identifying a new plant to me. It was then that I came upon this assassin bug with its prey. By the time I got the camera set properly it was de-coupled and the nymph was trying to escape. Here are the couple pictures I took: