20160710,11 Bees, Flies, Moths, Butterflies

Here is a collection of beasties photographed on Riverside Road, Britt on Sunday afternoon and on Monday on my way back from Parry Sound.

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly and a hoverfly …

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Translucent wings …

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On common vetch ..

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One of the few local  “Canadian serviceberry, chuckleberry, currant-tree, Juneberry, Shadblow Serviceberry, Shadblow, Shadbush, Shadbush Serviceberry, Sugarplum, Thicket Serviceberry”  berries unaffected by some sort of blight.

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This looks like one of the dauber wasps …

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Probably another hover fly …

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Fritillary, perhaps Aphrodite

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This Hummingbird Clearwing Moth visited for a few seconds, always hovering to take nectar …

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Moving to another bloom with proboscis coiled …

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Refuelling …

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One of the few Monarchs I’ve seen this year, possibly laying eggs on the milkweed leaves …

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Looks like an orange belted bumblebee

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Another one, the only one I’ve seen on wood …

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“Who knows what danger lurks …..?” under the milkweed blossoms.

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I just found a Peterson “Field Guide to Moths” to ID this one  and have narrowed it down to one of the Grass Veneer Moths.  The whiter ones I posted earlier are other GVMs.

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I didn’t see these Small Eastern Milkweed Bugs until much later last summer.  Apparently a lack of observation!

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And, finally, for a change of pace, a Pickerel Weed just starting to bloom …

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The next post will feature our visit to Manitoulin Island on July 12/13.   We’ll get a break from all of those bugs!

One thought on “20160710,11 Bees, Flies, Moths, Butterflies

  1. Tom, DELIGHTFUL and partial to the Serviceberries, the Grass Veneer Moth and your “change of pace” Pickerel Weed. THANK YOU for ALL !!!

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