More Bugs from Yesterday and Today

Little yellow on smart weed.

Velvet ant investigating the nest of a ground dwelling bee or wasp.  Since it is wingless, it is a female.

Robber fly, female.  Efferia sp.?

Tawny-edged skipper on bergamot.  Often butterflies that look like this are in trouble–captured by ambush bugs or crab spiders.  This butterfly was not–instead, it had to push its head into the flower to get at the nectar.  It was dining at a table set for someone else.

This little guy is called the partridge bug, Scolops sulcipes.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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