Insects on Flowers

Here are a few insects I found on various flowers.
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First we start off with a red admiral.

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Red admirals are common here and are often referred to as the most friendly butterfly.

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This one is pretty old and beat up but it is still feasting on lilac flowers. If you go out early in the morning near the flowers you can often find them cold and sluggish and can pick them up.

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Now for the wild rose insects. This one has a smaller bumble bee and a bunch of hover flies on it.

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This wild rose has a honey bee on it. These wild roses when hit by the sun smell very potent and they get covered in bees.

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Here is a large bumble bee on the wild roses.

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Meanwhile on a thistle plant there is an even larger bumble bee. I wonder how many species of bumble bees live around here. I've noticed around three prominent ones.

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I believe this is a leaf cutter bee on some sort of strange flower.

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Here is a cuckoo wasp. These guys tend to like clover flowers. Most are metallic green but some can also have red stripes on their abdomen, these are very rare.

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Here is the odd man out. A 17 year cicada on an iris? This poor guy has hatched a few years too early... He's wondering where all the other cicadas are lol.

That's all for now, thanks for looking :-)

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