Coleomegilla maculata. 6 mm long. Unlike most ladybugs, which are mainly predators, this one loves pollen, which was found dusting these corn leaves in abundance.
Nymph, 7.5 mm long.
Spotted this improbably beautiful flower one morning on my walk to the train, growing in a gap between the brick walkway and a lightpost. But it only has 1 flower at a time, & they only last the morning. So I stalked it for weeks, watching to see if it had buds that looked about to bloom, and toting my camera & trying to leave early for the train if it did.
I love the seed capsule, too -- that's a developing one next to the flower, & a couple of mature ones out of focus below.