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:
Mason Wasp Monobia quadridens
Potter Wasp Ancistrocerus antilope
Northern Paper Wasp Polistes fuscatus