Butterflies, Dragonflies and Bees

Bee on a Cactus;
San Diego Bay National Wildlife, Refuge, CA; MAY 2019

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to shoot some beautiful insects. Here is a sample for you to enjoy.

By the way, look closely at the picture that appears to be a bee on a yellow flower. It is actually a drone fly whose coloration mimics that of a bee. Bees have 4 wings; flies have 2.

Note: Please click on caption to see image at higher resolution

Yellow-shouldered Drone Fly (Eristalis stipator);
Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Sacramento, CA; SEP 2018
Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui);
Orangevale, CA; MAR 2019
Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Swamp Nature Center, Augusta, GA; JUL: 2019
Female Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly (Erythemis simplicicollis);
Phinizy Swamp Nature Center, Augusta, GA; JUL: 2019
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor);
American River Parkway, Lake Natoma, Folsom, CA; APR 2019
Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui) on California Buckeye;
Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Sacramento, CA; JUN 2019
Variegated Meadowhawk Dragonfly (Sympetrum corruptum);
Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Sacramento, CA; SEP 2018
Common Whitetail or Long-tailed Skimmer Dragonfly (Plathemis lydia);
Chatahoochie Nature Center, Atlanta, GA; JUL 2019

These and other images are available to purchase on my website: www.earthwatcher.us or by contacting larry.klink@earthwatcher.us

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