Monday, June 23, 2014

Yard Bugs




There are bugs everywhere, and especially where there are flowers. I could spend all day trying to capture these impatient sitters. Below a few captures.



Just seems like another carpenter bee going up the wall.



Until she turns around and lets you know she isn't all bluster -queen has a stinger and an all black head. She was out looking for a new spot to nest.



Everyone digs lady bugs, and some of us don't discriminate -we even dig ladybird beetles that hail from Asia. This one hides out under the lily leaf.



Crawling up the other side are the young ones and we celebrate them because they are voracious eaters of soft-bodied insects like Aphids.



Don't be afraid.



A Metallic Green Bee, or what I like to call Christmas ball bees, possibly Agapostemon virescens. You may have noticed the very same bee, here on a Tradescantia flower, flying over the Evening Primrose in the first photo.



Frank Meuschke












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