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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