Can I feel Schadenfreude for an insect?

The blobs on stalks are eggs of a fierce aphid predator, the green lacewing. Lacewings typically attach eggs to vegetation, but the overzealous insect that laid these was frisky enough to oviposit directly on the back of a milkweed aphid.

Aphids will drop in response to threats, but this one is strung up by a stalk, waving in the breeze, and waiting for the predators to hatch.

photo details:

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens + 12mm Kenko extension tube

Canon EOS 6D

ISO 1600, f/10, 1/125 sec, diffuse off-camera flash

Location: Urbana, Illinois