A Hover Fly
long-horned grasshopper nymph, it is eating a small insect it has just pounced on.
Goldenrod Soldier Beetle on a sunflower. Isn't mimicry great!
A honey bee on a Bradford Pear blossom.
A honey bee that was on a Bradford Pear blossom. You hafta be quick to snap the shot or they are gone.
Tiny Hover Fly
Ack! A tiny Hover Fly on the flower picture!
Plain Brown Grasshopper
These insects usually feed on rose leaves. Note the thorns on the legs which mimic rose thorns.
A Robber Fly with a little bug meal in his jaws.
This walking stick is about 12cm long. He was found on the back portch window and moved to a Redbud tree to photograph. These insects generally feed on plants in the rose family so this is probably not a natural invironment for him.
A ladybug larvae. 9-3-06
A Wasp with a bug meal
Another shot of a Hover Fly