Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Summer 2013 Images

Flower-of-an-Hour, a relative of Hibiscus, called a "noxious weed" by some, but I love the colors.
A strange bug with white toes, if bugs have toes. Click to enlarge and guess whether it is a fly or a wasp or what.
The Praying Mantises, once the size of a staple, are now mature. The female's abdomen is swollen with eggs that will hatch next spring. After mating, she will make a case that will protect the eggs all winter.
Hawk Moths look like little hummingbirds. To the Mantis, this one looks like dinner.
Another bug of mystery. Nice outfit, though. Love the oblong dots.

What would I do without the garden! Every season has its surprises and delights!



Blogger Jackie said...

I think that "fly" might be a crane fly. Thank you for sharing the images! (Although I will be grateful for fall, too.)

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That first insect has to be a mosquito of some kind, based on the legs, stance and proboscis. The bottom one is a goldenrod soldier beetle.

10:31 AM  

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