My world in images

Insects

Lunch

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A white Crab Spider captured a Bee who was attending this Butterfly Bush flower. So is Nature, good or bad!


A Bee

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A Bee on a Butterfly Bush flower.


On a Sea of Green

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The common red soldier beetle, also misleadingly known as the bloodsucker beetle, and popularly known in England as the Hogweed Bonking Beetle is a species of soldier beetle. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Rhagonycha fulva

A Bee

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A Honey Bee on the flowers of the Cranesbills in our yard. The late afternoon sun brings all the details to the forefront. Geranium is a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills


Dressed for Dinner

wasp Here’s a Wasp!  A Yellowjacket I think.  But this Yellowjacket has a green jacket!  I can’t find any reference to such an occurrence.  Strange!  It’s approaching a Thistle flower.

2014-08-10:  I have learned that this is not a Wasp at all.  It is in fact a Metallic Green Bee!  Thanks to Der Wandersmann for his advice!