Caterpillars feeding on cultivated sawtooth sunflowers.
I despise this destructive beetle. And there are very few things I despise in this world.
Spotted in our Meadow. Thanks go Bugguide.net for the ID: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1356327
Spotted on thistle. So cool! Thanks to Bugguide.net experts for the ID! http://sherylsmithrodgers.blogspot.com/2017/04/take-look-at-this-fly.html
Bugguide experts nailed ID for me. http://bugguide.net/node/view/1344571