Bike Path Near SimPark and Our Yard, June 13, 2006

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Last Updated 13 June 2006


Right and background: A Carpenter Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophoridae: Xylocopinae: Xylocopa sp.) - These bees resemble bumblebees, but build their nests by burrowing in wood.  Note the lily pollen covering the legs, bottom of the abdomen, and tips of antennae of this bee.








Left: A Flesh Fly (Diptera: Sarcophagidae: Sarcophaga sp.).  The larvae of these flies live in carrion, live animals, or animal droppings, depending on the species.











Right: A Greenbottle Fly (Diptera: Calliphoridae: Phaenicia sp.).  While beautiful, these are pests, like house flies.  These blowflies lay their eggs in carrion.










Left: A snail that I saw on a batch of honeysuckle along the bike path.













Right: A Pearl Crescent (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos).  There have been lots of newly hatched Pearl Crescents around for the last several days.

















Left and right: A Picturewinged Fly (Diptera: Otitidae: Delphinia picta).  These flies have beautifully marked wings.





Below left: A pretty dandelion seed head.



Right below: An immature Blue Dasher Dragonfly (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae: Pachydiplax longipennis).