09.02.2021 Three on Thursday

For my last yard shoot of August I visited our large clump of New England American Aster- Symphyotrichum novae-angliae and was happy to have a few subjects to photograph.

The first was this tiny bee.

Small Carpenter Bee- Ceratina sp, possibly a Spurred Small Carpenter-C. calcarata Although the camera, not just mine but pretty much every one on BG.N, captures it quite dark, when the sun hits it there is a flash of green so a bit more colorful.

Next to visit was what is turning out to be the most often seen skipper in our yard, Peck’s.

Peck’s Skipper-Polites peckius. I had a few shots at this one and chose this for the forward thrust leg and proboscis.

And, finally, a katydid.

Fork-tailed Bush Katydid-Scudderia furcata. I made this one image and the batteries in my flash died. But I had another set charged and loaded them into the unit however by the time I got back out there a bumblebee was harassing the katydid and off it jumped.  One shot but a good one.

The Cabbage Whites have been visiting these also but I haven’t managed a decent shot yet so this post ends with three.  There will be a traditional Friday post tomorrow.  🙂


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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10 Responses to 09.02.2021 Three on Thursday

  1. Wow Steve! Great assortment of visitors!

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  2. Call it a Thursday Triple Threat, and from three distinct parts of the insect world.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Three different insects on the same species of flower, wow!

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  4. Tina says:

    Very nice set of shots! I’m always excited when I see a pollinator at a bloom! Your haven caught the three different ones at the same bloom–is that a hat trick?

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    • I guess we could say that. 🙂 Thanks, Tina! I am always appreciative of the pollinators that visit our yard. They are so important and I feel we are doing our part to boost their numbers although on a small scale.


  5. krikitarts says:

    I’ve had a special fondness for katydids for some time, and I really like yours. Your flash work is inspirational.

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    • Thanks, Gary. This was a first in our yard. We’ve had a few different species this year and I was glad to add this to the list. They grew silent last night with the temperature dropping near 40° but prior it was a katydid riot out back.


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