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09.24.2020 Spider Wasp

As the name implies, these capture spiders and leave them for their larvae to feed upon. The adults as you can see from these images feed upon flower nectar, in this case Boneset once again. Blue-black Spider Wasp– Anoplius sp. … Continue reading

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09.02.2020-2 Short-tailed Ichneumonid Wasp

Almost every night for the past week or two I’ve photographed a new to me insect. Of course I do see some species repeatedly but it is nice to see something different most nights or mornings. The is a real … Continue reading

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08.26.2020 Wasp Wednesday

We had a brief downpour yesterday which, although short-lived, gave us a bit of relief from the heat and some much needed moisture. While there was still just a light drizzle coming down I went out looking for insects and … Continue reading

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08.13.2020 Too engrossed to attack

The boneset continues to draw a great variety of nectar loving insects.  My next insect post will surprise you, but for now I’ll stick with a wasp that one might expect to find on a flower. Ordinarily I’d be shooting … Continue reading

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08.07.2015 More backyard bugography

First of all, this is not a bug by definition.  It’s a Great Golden Digger Wasp-Sphex ichneumoneus and fairly large…about an inch long.  But it’s a gentle giant in terms of aggression towards humans and of no threat whatsoever to … Continue reading

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08.30.2014 A Planthopper, a Moth and a Wasp walk into a bar…….

Just a little attention getter there.  These guys aren’t actually speaking to each other. Here’s the Hopper…a Citrus Flatid Planthopper ( Metcalfa pruinosa ).The Moth…a ZigZag Herpetogramma (Herpetogramma thestealis).  This is a rare flashed image.And, last but not least, the … Continue reading

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09.29.2013 Bald-faced hornet nest

It’s a good thing I was mowing the lawn and not trimming the bushes today.  I’ve seen these nests often enough but usually they are high in a tree and unapproachable.  We have one in our yard in one of … Continue reading

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