The Golden Rod was alive with insects Tuesday morning in the warm sun – here are four that posed for their portraits. There were also a number of Hover Flies which never paused long enough to be immortalised.
- Clearly a Bumble Bee and I think most likely Bombus impatiens
(Common Eastern Bumble Bee) though I am the first to admit that Bombus spp. are not easy to ID
- Augochloropsis metallica (Green Metallic Sweat Bee)
- Lasioglossum sp. – needs a real expert to get this down to species but it’s a Sweat Bee
- Eumenes fraternus (Fraternal Potter Wasp)