What’s the Latest Buzz?

One neat thing about this time of year is the flowering of a large shrub-like weed along the tree line that looks like Baby’s Breath (if I were more interested in botany than entymology, I’d look it up), and all of the insects it attracts. And one of the more prevalant insects are hymenoptera, specifically bees and wasps.

Although the odd ambush bug, flower spider, skipper, or webworm moth stop by, there is an ever-present hymenoptera activity that is fascinating. Here are a few photos of some of the newer ones I need to add to my insect website in the near future:

Scolia dubia
Scolia dubia

Mason Wasp (Monobia quadridens)
Mason Wasp Monobia quadridens

Potter Wasp (Ancistrocerus antilope)
Potter Wasp Ancistrocerus antilope

Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus)
Northern Paper Wasp Polistes fuscatus

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One response to “What’s the Latest Buzz?

  1. I really enjoy your insect pictures. Keep ’em coming.

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