Reporting for Duty

April 9th: Cabbage White

April 9th: Sylvanelater cylindriformis (I think)

April 9th: a small mining bee

April 9th: another unknown bee

April 10: American Lady

April 11th: mining bee (species unknown)

April 11th: Ichneumonidae wasp

April 12th: Cabbage Whites don’t waste time.

April 13th: Common Blue Darners, a migratory species, the first Odonata I’ve seen this year and already ovipositing.

April 13th: Fourteen-spotted Lady Beetle

April 14th: Common Sun Beetle

April 14th: Crane Fly (Genus Tipula?).

6 Responses to “Reporting for Duty”

  1. 1 PATRICIA PICKARD April 18, 2023 at 7:39 am

    I’m going to look down not up in my walk today. Thank you!

  2. 3 nature969 April 18, 2023 at 9:39 am

    It’s a treat to see the variety of living things emerging in the spring,. Thanks for your posts!

  3. 4 PATRICIA PICKARD April 18, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Witnessed a Morning Cloak butterfly today.

  4. 5 Paul Lamb April 19, 2023 at 6:40 am

    What are those white flowers?

    • 6 mthew April 19, 2023 at 11:00 am

      Japanese Andromeda/Pieris japonica, a very early bloomer here. The flowers are pretty small, 1/4″ long, to give you a sense of how small these bees are.

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