The Meridian Skipper, Erynnis meridianus, is unrolling his proboscis in preparation for gathering nectar from the Dakota Vervain flowers he is on. … [Read more...] about Meridian Skipper On Dakota Vervain
The bumble bee in this picture is Bombus pennsylvanicus and it is collecting nectar from the bloom of Echinacea purpurea. Notice the pollen collected … [Read more...] about Bumble Bee on Eastern Purple Coneflower
Saw this pretty butterfly a while ago when I still had access to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. I am continually amazed at the way … [Read more...] about Painted Lady on Gayfeather
This fella showed up in my patio garden one September morning and remained long enough for me to fetch my camera, change to my close-up lens and take … [Read more...] about Flame Skimmer (Libellula saturata), Do Dragonflies Come in Orange!!?
There was a breeding swarm of Goldenrod Soldier beetles, Chauliognathis pennsylvanicus, family Cantharidae that invaded our collection of potted … [Read more...] about Goldenrod Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathis pennsylvanicus) on yellow Chrysanthemums