Arthropopourri

Just a handful of collected arthropod photos from the past few weeks, specifically excluding mantids.

Above, while pinning down focus on a pollinating sweat bee, a bumblebee flew into the frame as the shutter tripped, in a pretty optimal position compositionwise. Too bad the focus was so short.

And before I get to the […]

Monday color 30

This Monday color comes from the same outing related here, as a member of the Halictidae family, otherwise known as sweat bees, partakes of the flower of a partridge pea plant (Chamaecrista fasciculata.) It’s funny – I grew up calling them sweat bees like everyone else in my neighborhood, but adult me (okay, bigger […]