Tag Archives: Hymenoptera
This time both in one post. This Dogwood Sawfly larva-Macremphytus tarsatus was wandering about on the tarp while I was splitting firewood. I was almost as excited as I was with the snake. Different day though. We do have a … Continue reading
This Mason Wasp-Parancistrocerus sp (possibly) was going from flower to flower on this American Burnweed-Erechtites hieraciifolius trying for some pollen in our yard. Eventually these flowers do open a bit more but for now the going was difficult.
I found the eyes of this Northern Paper Wasp-Polistes fuscatus to be very attractive especially with the lightly colored face. Just look at them. I can tell you from personal experience, so far, that they are not at all aggressive. … Continue reading
When someone mentions wasps, many of us shudder at the thought of being stung by one. But, yellowjackets and bald-faced hornets aside, many have no interest in us and are more fearful of us than we of them. All I … Continue reading
For making more wasps apparently. Actually this was evening so not quite dark yet. Thread-waisted Wasps-Ammophila sp. These two were flying all over the boneset patch in tandem. Here you get a good look at just how “thread-waisted” these wasps … Continue reading
Two Ichneumonid wasps from the yard. Great Golden Digger Wasp-Sphex ichneumoneus. The digger moniker comes from their habit of nesting in the ground and laying an egg in each cell then leaving an orthopteran (grasshopper, locust, katydid, etc) in there for … Continue reading
I’ve admired the metallic sweat bees a few of you have posed recently. I wish that was what I am sharing today, but alas the only sweat bees in the yard recently have been these Furrow Bees. Sweat Bee-Furrow Bee-Halictus … Continue reading
The last thing you see before OW! Go ahead…click it, I dare you. LOL Another shot of a Bald-faced Yellowjacket-aka Bald-faced Hornet-Dolichovespula maculata.