Trumpet Vine

Aesthetically, I’m not so sure about this yellowy-orange version of trumpet vine. But we have to abandon our perspectives. This messy, sprawling vine attracts insects with a vengeance.

You’ll notice that many of these buds haven’t opened: there are extrafloral nectaries at work here, producing nectar on the outside of the flowers. Hence the wasps, bees, flies, beetles, ants crawling all over with their tongues slurping it up.

3 Responses to “Trumpet Vine”

  1. 1 Chuck McAlexander July 15, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Great bugs! What’s the little black and yellow checkerboard?

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