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#21 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted August 5 2020 - 4:39 PM

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Mmm, metallic sweat bees are always so pretty. Cuckoo wasp and related wasps as well as orchid bees are lovely too.

I need to get a photo of the metallic blue cuckoo wasps I see here.

 

Wasps you say! I shot these over the past few days but didn’t post them because they weren’t bees. Now that you’ve mentioned wasps, a Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus) on Porcelainberry (I think) and in flight. 
 

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A Four-toothed Mason Wasp (Monobia quadridens). I was struck by their size and the wing color. 
 
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#22 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 5 2020 - 4:46 PM

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Phenomenal
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25   I <3 tiny ants


#23 Offline ponerinecat - Posted August 5 2020 - 5:02 PM

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Would wasp mimic flies count?  :whistle:


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#24 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 5 2020 - 6:39 PM

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That is definitely porcelainberry, unfortunately.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25   I <3 tiny ants


#25 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted August 6 2020 - 10:05 AM

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ANTDrew, you’re making me into a horticulturist! I look these plants up so I don’t embarrass myself. Is porcelainberry a problem? There’s bunch growing beside our house! 



#26 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 6 2020 - 10:13 AM

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It's just one of the most ecologically destructive invasive vines around, but no biggie. Pollinators do love it.


"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25   I <3 tiny ants


#27 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted August 6 2020 - 11:55 AM

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#28 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted August 6 2020 - 11:57 AM

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