Carpenter Bee Over Cosmos. Encedon Acraea Across The Valley. Crab Spider. Cosmos. Century Cactus – bottom of the drive. Twin Dotted Border. White Agapanthus Citrus Swallowtail Dusk Sunset. Ark.
Today is World BEE DAY – thanks to Roda over at Indigo Acres for the heads. up. To celebrate and to maybe prompt some of you heathens to go out and plant some bee friendly plants, here are few shots of some of these fine creatures that visit the Ark’s Spot. Amegilla visiting lavender. We can … More Bee Aware!
Thyreus Bee When these solitary bees want to take a break for a few minutes they latch on to a plant of their choice using their mouth parts and doze off. They remain in this horizontal position until they are ready to buzz off again. Ark
It looks like a Thyreus (Cuckoo Bee), but it isn’t. It has different eyes and a pointed rear as opposed to a more rounded bum like the Thyreus. Thyreus resting on Lavender Hmmm …. I wonder what this bee mimic is? Ark. EDIT: Someone on S.A. Butterflies, Bugs, Bees and other small things, has … More Bee-ing there … or not!
Male Carpenter Bee. 29/1/19 Ark.
Solitary Carder Bee – Afranthidium Immanthidium repetitum – visits a Lamb’s ear. Ark.
Thyreus Bee. First one I’ve seen for months. And to close …. T’ra. Ark.