Including this black, thread-waisted wasp. Maybe not everyone. I learned that some say that the Siberian Squill is invasive and that it will take over a garden. So there’s that. Guess it depends some on the climate. They have kind of set up an autonomous zone under a cherry tree here…have to keep an eye ;).
I decided this morning that phrase is a euphemism. If you disagree with this assertion, ask that bee. Not that I have any problem with the concept, understand… Only with the phrase. Cool jumping spider – having jumped successfully.
Love the tongue. The precision amazes me!
On the trumpet vine, again.
Fun shot of a hoverfly. Really a good pollinator on the right flowers. Not quite as elegant as the honeybee, but it has its place. Those eyes, though…
From the same date. I like the colors in this one. Among other things. “Inadvertent pollinator” again.
Arguably an ugly critter, but I think it’s fairly compelling. Especially on the backdrop of the delicate dahlia petals. And I’m a little backed-up on the bonuses, so there’s that…
Another inadvertent pollinator. Great eyes – face and tongue. Seems to be today’s focus… On a Black-eyed Susan of all things.
Here’s a hoverfly on a California poppy. I think that’s salvia in the background. Notice how the fly mimics a bee or wasp with the yellow and black on the abdomen. Neat! I like the little pollen grains on the petals, too.
Might be. Fun pic whateverthecase. And it’s been a while since a bonus.