Observed several of these pollinators on flowers at nursery.
8 mm beetle landed on my knee, so I took a photo. Looks like some sort of carpet beetle. Day was clear, sunny, and hot.
MATING SEQUENCE: 1) Males and females open and rapidly close their wings as what I interpret as a ready-to-mate signal. Male shown is on grass over shallow, swift-running creak about 40mm at deepest point. Ambient air temperature 32.2 C, skies clear and very sunny.
Rebuilding a web after a very wet storm.