Twofers and More

European Paperwasp and Two-spotted Scoliid Wasp.
Clouded Sulphur (or is there some orange in there?) and something something skipper.
Another skipper, in the background, along with an Common Eastern Bumblebee and a striped sweat bee.
Monarch and more Common Eastern BBs.
Two species of metallic sweat bees.
Monarch and skipper.
From the top clockwise: European Hornet, Cicada-killer Wasp, Eastern Yellowjacket, all slurping up lilac sap.

Good gravy!

5 Responses to “Twofers and More”

  1. 1 gkleing3 September 1, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Looks like the pollinators are running out of food sources. Lucky for sharp eyes photogs!

    • 2 mthew September 1, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      Flowers are rather sparse on the ground in the lawn-dominated cemetery. Most of these are from a road boarder of native plantings that’s brand new this year.

  2. 3 Donna Evans September 1, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Fantastic to see the European Hornet, Cicada-killer, and Eastern Yellowjacket all together in one shot!
    Also particularly enjoyed the orgy of feasting Skippers.
    Anything that looks like abundance in this besieged world is a very welcome sight.

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