05 July 2016
The Bugs of Summer: Bald Faced Hornet
The hornet on the left looks like a bald faced hornet. Its the bug that flew onto a green worm as if it was attacking it for food. The next day I found the dead inch worm with a squashed head on the ground nearby. I observe the hornet landing on various plant stems. For some reason, it appears to like the small area of my deck. I saw it checking out cracks in the concrete that it doesn't fit in. Whew! It has yet to bother me, hover near me or indicate any interest at all.
Update: As for catching a picture of a bee harvesting fluff from the Dusty Miller, zipola sightings. I see bees in the clover, not on the Dusty Miller.
One more post until this blog is at 1000. The closer it gets, the more I feel bad that I might not stop blogging. Decisions, decisions. Woe is me.