It’s been a very busy summer and I haven’t spent as much time with my camera as I would have liked so I’m pulling out some photos from last year that I never got around to publishing.
This Black Eyed Susan was growing in a forest meadow alongside wild daisies. It looked sort of like the odd man out, surrounded by white flowers. I took a few photos of the lone blooming Black Eyed Susan surrounded by Daisies but I preferred this more closely cropped image of the flower.
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This Soldier Beetle seems right at home among the wild daisies in Powhatan County, Virginia.
Soldier Beetles prey on aphids and other crop-damaging insects but also eat some nectar which makes them minor pollinators.
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When I think of the color of bees and wasps, I think of yellows, oranges, and reds. This little Mason Wasp is black and white with beautiful blue wings. Sadly, it flew away before I could get a another photo showing more of the wing. From what I’ve read, they mainly feed on nectar and caterpillars.
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I came across a couple of Great Spangled Fritillaries in an open woodland meadow in Central Virginia as I hiked there in late May. Even if you’re not a butterfly fan, you have to love the name of this species. 🙂
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