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It's mid-August

August 14, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

It is impossible to go outside and not see something new! Did you know that there are approximately 1,000,000 classified species of insects in the world?  And the beetles make up 250-350,000 of those species. 

I have placed the dragon/damselflies into one gallery, the butterflies/moths into another and all the rest into a gallery of "more insects".  I think only two beetles represented so far.  I come across many wasps, and I find them fascinating and beautiful.  Wasps, bees, and ants are all related and belong to the same order, Hymenoptera.   

A Great Golden Digger Wasp, female, digs her nest in the crack of a sidewalk.  She will lay her eggs inside the nest and then stock it with paralyzed insects. Paralyzed, not dead, so they will be a fresh source of food for the larvae that will hatch from her eggs during the winter.

 

 

 

 


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