Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Insects Were Everywhere

I am not for sure what this is. I'm voting for wasp, but I can't swear by it. It could be a long horned beetle (possibly sawfly) mimicing a wasp. Those are my best two guesses.

Below is a sandhills hornet. I believe it's on a milkweed plant. I have never gotten close enough to a hornet to notice that they have kind of a beard on the bottom of their chins as well as hairs all over their backs. I presume this helps with pollen collection.

Below I managed to click the shutter button just in time to capture an insect collision between this fly and hornet.  Pretty cool.

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