The insect pictured on this page is what seems to be a fork-tailed bush katydid [Scudderia furcata]. It was sitting on a zinnia in my garden on September 24th, 2009.
I was stalking this rare spread-eagle bumblebee when it landed on a strange flower. Not this one, but the flower pictured next. This flower is normal. What’s wrong with this […]
Papa Smurf wanted to see the tall zinnias. Looking at him, it looks like he is saying, “oooOOOoo.”
In my vegetable garden, the pink zinnias and some of the red ones came up “wild” from seed that goldfinches dropped last year. The parent plants are giant zinnias and […]
This fritially is big and makes a very orange statement on the zinnias that it visits. Notice that it stands on 4 legs. When I look at photographs of this […]
This little gold colored and spotted skipper is enjoying the zinnias.
There are 4 skippers in this picture. I think 3 of them are showing off for the one next to the yellow flowers. I’m not sure why I am posting […]
This butterfly was standing on the pink zinnia petals, on its back 4 legs, the front two just tucked in – casual-like. If he was looking at what his head […]
This butterfly might be a Red crescent Scrub-hairstreak – Strymon rufofusca.
A back view of a snowberry clearwing on a pink zinnia.
I’ve been noticing this moth, a Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis) in my garden. It is sitting on a red zinnia. It had been visiting the zinnias and the coneflowers in […]
The past two weeks have been busy mainly because of our family boot camp. The schedule is working well and so far getting up in the morning at dark and […]