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Jul 05, 2022 03:18 as a reply to  @ post 19400272 |  #7111

I think your bee is dead rather than sleeping. All the color is gone from its eyes, and there appears to be something under its torso that isn’t bee nor flower, but maybe a crab spider.

I wish you had gotten another shot from another angle. Hoot shot otherwise!




  
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Jul 05, 2022 08:25 |  #7112

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I think your bee is dead rather than sleeping. All the color is gone from its eyes, and there appears to be something under its torso that isn’t bee nor flower, but maybe a crab spider.

I wish you had gotten another shot from another angle. Hoot shot otherwise!

Good eye, Keith. I also noticed that object under the bee. I looked for any sign of a spider but couldn't see any. I went back this morning and found what I think is the same flower and bee, and it does look dead. Here are some pics.

Different angle, taken at the same time.


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Jul 05, 2022 10:16 |  #7113

Sawfly, a relative of wasps and bees.


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Jul 05, 2022 10:49 |  #7114

Archibald wrote in post #19400404 (external link)
Good eye, Keith. I also noticed that object under the bee. I looked for any sign of a spider but couldn't see any. I went back this morning and found what I think is the same flower and bee, and it does look dead. Here are some pics.

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looks like the abdomen of a crab spider to me


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Jul 05, 2022 22:54 |  #7115

Mayfly closeup (order Ephemeroptera).


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Jul 06, 2022 07:18 |  #7116

A pair of Milkweed Longhorn Beetles


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Jul 06, 2022 11:05 |  #7117

On an outing yesterday I noticed these odd little stick bundles on leaves. I did some searching on the Web and believe they are a kind of bagworm which is a kind of moth. The larvae gather these sticks to hide in. I did not disturb them, but next time might investigate some more.

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Jul 06, 2022 11:25 |  #7118

Found this Rose Chafer basking in the sun.
Could not avoid the shadows.


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Jul 06, 2022 11:42 |  #7119

sri.narayan wrote in post #19400959 (external link)
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Very interesting beetle.


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Jul 06, 2022 17:36 |  #7120

Archibald wrote in post #19400951 (external link)
On an outing yesterday I noticed these odd little stick bundles on leaves. I did some searching on the Web and believe they are a kind of bagworm which is a kind of moth. The larvae gather these sticks to hide in. I did not disturb them, but next time might investigate some more.

Very interesting. Well spotted.




  
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Jul 07, 2022 11:08 |  #7121

The little nifty fifty again.

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Jul 07, 2022 16:34 |  #7122

Couple of shots with the Canon R7


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It's good to see these with the R7! They are very nice. I think an R7 is in my future, but I am going to wait a bit to see how folks feel about it in the next couple of months. Would love to hear your opinions for bug photography.


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Jul 07, 2022 18:17 |  #7124

Don’t have a lot of bug shots, but I got a couple this morning..


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Jul 07, 2022 18:26 |  #7125

Some tighter crops on the Yellow-Jacket…


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