I forgot to include a photo of a cicada shell last week. I counted a bunch of them in the general area last Fridayish.
The next 2 photos were taken last Saturday.
I saw this question mark or comma butterfly on a plant first, but the photo of it I quickly took did not turn out. I was glad it landed back where I could take a photo after I scared it by my presence.
I was glad to see a bee on the kiss me over the garden gate.
The next photos are from the 18th.
Now that I looked this up, and found it is a male black swallowtail, I'm realizing it's the female I've seen several times that disappeared when I came back out with my camera.
I had to include one more, because I love the view of the legs on the flower.
These may be fall webworm adults, but they also look like the photo I saw of an adult satin moth or yellow woolybear caterpillar. When I first started taking the photos, I didn't realize there were two of them.
It looks like I interrupted something.
I saw another dark colored swallowtail Friday, when I got home from work, but by the time I got my camera it was gone. I did see some other critters.
The name of this daddy long legs always leaves my brain.
The butterflies have finally noticed the biggest butterfly bush is blooming. I counted 5 painted ladies on it, and got photos of 2 of them.
There's a skipper staring at us on the right of the painted lady.
The short toothed mountain mint was very active with insects, too. It was fun to watch them move around and share the feast.
I think this is a huge wasp, but in looking for something else in a book I have about insects, it also looks similar to an adult of a webspinning sawfly. Do you know? I don't recall seeing it around before.
I do think it's probably a wasp. I want to get out to the garden, so I'll do more checking later.
It looks like I got a bit carried away with putting photos in this post last night.
This wasp looks to be a little larger than half the size of the other one.
I hope you are having a good weekend, and enjoying peace with the critters. Click on the Camera Critters link in my sidebar to see more critter photos. Misty Dawn is the host.