Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Another stroll through the Heritage Center gardens

The wide variety of blossoms attract a plethora of insect species. There's enough subject matter here to keep going forever ...

An iridescent Long-legged Fly (Condylostylus sp.)

A camouflaged Carolina Locust (Dissosteira carolina)

A deceptive Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax) mimicking a bee or wasp

Paper Wasp (Polistes sp.)

Yellow Jacket (Vespula sp.)

A Leaf Cutter Bee (Megachile centuncularis) taking a rest with its cargo ...

I think the next two are male Leaf Cutter Bees (Megachile latimanus)