Spiral-patterned eggs on a Desert Gold.
A yellow cloud of it all over the flats between Salt Creek and Furnace Creek.
Polishing off the last bits of leaves on this poor primrose.
Eating a Desert Gold.
Low, tangly bushy thing.
A little clump.
A big, impressive specimen, with flowers covered in a variety of insects.
A different individual in each photo.
Green-eyed semaphore-winged flies.
Blurrily visiting Phacelia.
On a blooming Eucnide urens. Quite small.
Caught on the spiny exterior of a Eucnide urens, along with several flies. Ouch.
Sleeping(?) in a Eucnide urens flower.
Eggs on a Desert Holly fruit.
Full o' beetles.
This stuff was kind of nuts. The flowers were large and smelled kind of like cake batter but in a pretty gross way. The flowers were chock-full of flies, bees, and little beetles, all either cavorting or tucked firmly and somnolently into the blossoms (high?). All the green parts were completely covered in fine spiny hairs that had trapped a lot of insects, mostly by their wings. I saw a ladybug and a bunch of little flies quite firmly stuck to it.
This was the only plant in bloom, though I saw many others as I went farther up Mosaic Canyon. They were like very small bushes, and grew out of cracks in the rock walls.