Sunday, July 15, 2018

Day 829 Mimoschinia rufofascialis


This moth was smaller than my pinky fingernail.

Day 828 Leptoglossus zonatus


These bugs are taking over my sunflowers. This one is a female. I know that because she is laying eggs. Pictures were actually taken yesterday, July 14, 2018.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Day 827 Scudderia - Male


This fellow flew right next to me from the neighbors yard.

Day 827 Daddy Long Legs Spider, Pholcidae


And... It crawled right over to me. This one has Chevron markings.

Day 827 European Paper Wasp, dominulus


Every time I get a picture of a wasp I have to post. I fear them. Tremendously. An internet search tells me this is a European Paper Wasp. Polistes dominula or dominulus

Day 827 Stink Bug, Thyanta pallidovirens



As I was headed into the house I noticed the grass move. Not the kind of gentle breeze move but insect move. Upon closer inspection I found this little guy. I have no idea what it is but it was in my backyard.

Day 827 Praying Mantis, adult female Mantis religiosa


I was so completely satisfied after taking a shot of a butterfly that as I was breathing in a large white thing fluttered by me and landed on the ground. What was that I thought? I looked and there it was, a praying mantis! It landed in the shade but oh well.

Day 827 Passion Butterfly, Gulf fritillary

I've always wanted a butterfly picture! Today one landed right by me. I had time to focus and snap ONE frame when it flew far away.

Day 827 Bee with Pollen on its eyes.


Only one very small sunflower has pollen. The rest are past that. I was quite bored photographing bees. But back in the house and looking through images I noticed one that is so great! It is the top photo. The pollen is over the bees eyes and it's clear and in focus. I love it.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Day 826 post 4 Moth


Day 826 post 3 Bees


I'm killing it with the bees today! I can't believe I have a picture of a bee in flight.

Day 826 post 2 Wasp


Day 826 Bees and Pollen


I wanted to see if I could get a better bee and pollen picture while there was still a little bit of pollen left. I think these are better photos than the ones I posted yesterday.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Day 825 post 2 Bronson


Bronson a kind and gentle soul.