Monday, August 27, 2007
Pipevine Swallowtail, Battus philenor
I stopped to take a picture of this butterfly flittering over New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis).
Then I started noticing just how many other bugs were enjoying the only non-wilted plant within eyesight.
Female Eastern Amberwing, Perithemis tenera
I could swear she was smiling at me.
Ailanthus Webworm Moth, Atteva punctella.
Ready for Halloween.
Then there was this bee. Or fly. Or bee-fly. He was lovely but I got trapped in a bee/fly-mire when trying to identify him.
Same with this skipper.
There were at least 3 or 4 other insects too small or too fast to capture. Even tinier bees. Ants. A white moth.
Please feel free to suggest IDs if you know them!