Female found in my yard. Wasn't too happy that I pulled out the cape smilax she was hiding in.
Half a dozen insects--I include shots of 4-- circling a nice old passion vine.
Found no larvae; but I'll be back to check.
Joining the much larger European Hoverflies on the white zinnias were a few of these.
These deferred in every case to the nectaring fiery skippers and their larger cousins, darting about restlessly until a flower was free.
While their large cousins rocked up and down while feeding, these stood immobile on the flower.
A Sandhill Skipper? Never seen one up here; certainly harder to tell with older individuals...
Underneath a shelf in my quiet garage. Chaotic web; but full of dead spiders.
What's it doing with the egg-mass?
Mystery oak gall, soft and spongy, on leather oak. Pepperwood Preserve near Dwight Center.
about 20 feet tall. at first I thought it was a toyon but the fruit isn't growing in clusters like toyon.