Saturday, May 25, 2013

Visitors to a Flower Bed

I have a flower bed in the front yard that contains glads, blue salvia and red cannas, all of which are in bloom right now and as such have sent out an invitation throughout the area to all manner of insects. This morning I took a few photos of some of those visitors, some beneficial as pollinators, some beneficial because they eat bad bugs, and some that eat good and bad bugs alike, being indiscrimiate and eating whomever comes along. 

A bee fly.

A skipper, Hylephila phyleus 

A ladybug, another of the good guys.

A damsel fly.

An assassin bug, Zenus reanrdii, eating a micro wasp.

Another assassin bug, this ones got a small bee.

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