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Old 09-02-2010, 01:19 AM   #1
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Wasp Pollinator pictures

Lots of pollinators flying around recently, especially on the Eupatorium serotinum, Late Boneset. Here are a couple moths seen flying in the daytime:


Ctenucha virginica
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Atteva punctella, Ailanthus Webworm moth
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:39 AM   #2
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Wasps

A thread waisted wasp, family Sphecidae

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Scolia dubia, a solitary wasp that parasitizes beetle grubs

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Old 09-02-2010, 02:03 AM   #3
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I wish I'd gotten a better picture of this potter wasp Eumenes fraternus , they're really neat-looking. The plant is Stiff Goldenrod, Solidago rigida (synonym Oligoneuron rigidum). I like it, it has big flowers for a goldenrod.

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I think these are sweat bees (Halictidae) in the tribe Augochlorini, but there are other similar green bees and wasps, so I don't know.

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Beautiful pollinator photos swamp thing.

These are the kinds of photos that keep inspiring me to plant natives. Love all that natural beauty you have captured with your camera.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:49 AM   #5
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Thanks! I just realized I misspelled "pollinator" in the subject of the thread (supposed to be two L's) ... which reminds me, why is it spelled pollinator instead of pollenator? Seems weird.
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Thanks! I just realized I misspelled "pollinator" in the subject of the thread (supposed to be two L's) ... which reminds me, why is it spelled pollinator instead of pollenator? Seems weird.
Pollenator is an acceptable alternate. Seems to have something to do with the Latin derivation - pollen and pollin are related in New Latin.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:15 AM   #7
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Great stuff - your Sphecid wasp looks like the grass-carrier wasps I have had at times this year.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:34 PM   #8
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Thanks! I just realized I misspelled "pollinator" in the subject of the thread (supposed to be two L's) ...
Yup you were a little ELLL azy on the elllls.
Don't you hate that when no one corrects you in time to make adjustments...
Lets see what Ellllls I can add to the thread...
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Locust borer
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Lonely Hoverfly
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La Bee
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Let me know the I.D. of this one if you're able to.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #9
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Thanks for the photo of the Ailanthus webworm, Swamp thing! I've been seeing them around and not knowing what they were.

I have been concentrating on learning my butterflies, and haven't started on bee identification yet, and would be happy to know who these guys are, but they are fun to watch in any case.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:49 PM   #10
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Yeah, lots of the Ailanthus webworm moths this summer. I mostly have seen them nectaring on the Asclepias syriaca.
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