Category Archives: Insects

Butterfly on Bee Balm

The bees and butterflies both love the bee balm which is blooming on my farm now.

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Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis). This is a common dragonfly on my farm. This one was perching on one of last years lotus stems.

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Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa).  I think this is a juvenile male, but I am no dragonfly expert.

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Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe) on Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)

Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe) on Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata).     I really like both the moth and the plant.    Pickerelweed is a water plant that grows on the edges of my frog ponds.   The moth has several common … Continue reading

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Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos) on Lance-leaved Coriopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos) on Lance-leaved Coriopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

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(another) Male Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

Male Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis).  They are plentiful around the frog ponds this year.

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Male Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)

Male Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis).  A skimmer dragonfly.  This guy was perched among the lotus in one of my frog ponds.  

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