Art, gardening, Naturalist

Pollinators

I’ve been taking pictures of bees, butterflies, wasps, beetles, and more for years now. What do they all have in common? They are pollinators of flowers large and small. Many of my photos are of honeybees, but pollinators are a diverse group.

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Not sure of the identification, but most likely a Hemaris spp. Heterostylum species. Thanks, Cathe Smith!
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I love the metallic armor of the tiny sweat bees and wasps.
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One of my Dad’s honeybees.
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Honeybee on a raspberry bloom.
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Paper Wasp are not only pollinators, but voracious insectivores.
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Honeybee on Ranunculus acris
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Swallowtail Butterfly on lilac (taken in New Hampshire).
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Ohio buttercups are different! Ranunculus ficaria
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A mason bee, I think, on violets. Smaller than a honeybee, and darker.

 

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