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What

Eastern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 27, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 02:06 PM PDT

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What

Bees and Allies Superfamily Apoidea

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 12:10 PM PDT

Description

Tiny bee on tiny flower.

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What

Common Paper Wasp Polistes exclamans

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 16, 2014

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What

Brown-hooded Owlet Cucullia convexipennis

Observer

james5

Date

August 24, 2014

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What

Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 21, 2014 01:56 PM PDT

Description

They really like the dwarf melon flowers. Perhaps because there's much less competition from carpenter bees than in the squash blossoms.

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What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 23, 2014

Description

on the right in the second photo

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What

Clouded Skipper Lerema accius

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 23, 2014

Description

maybe a fresh Clouded Skipper?

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P1310322

What

American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 23, 2014

Description

as it warmed up, several of these began to arrive at this Rose of Sharon

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What

Brazilian Skipper Calpodes ethlius

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 23, 2014

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What

Duskywings Genus Erynnis

Observer

james5

Date

August 18, 2014

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What

Eastern Tailed Blue Cupido comyntas

Observer

james5

Date

August 17, 2014

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What

Long-horned Bees Tribe Eucerini

Observer

james5

Date

August 17, 2014

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What

True Weevils Family Curculionidae

Observer

james5

Date

August 17, 2014

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P1290372

What

Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme

Observer

taogirl

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

on the E.Portal Road in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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What

Northwestern Fritillary Speyeria hesperis

Observer

taogirl

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

I had thought this might be a Great Spangled Fritillary but these two seem way too small for that species.

by the Gunnison River in Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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P1290333

What

Grass Skippers Subfamily Hesperiinae

Observer

taogirl

Date

July 23, 2014

Description

would like to find a good on line resource for grass skippers of Colorado, there sure seem to be a lot of them

this was seen midway down the E. Portal Road down to the Gunnison River

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What

Western Green Hairstreak Callophrys affinis

Observer

taogirl

Date

July 23, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

the beautiful green of this butterfly caught my attention; unfortunately did not get any of the upperside of the wings.

this was taken on the way down into Black Canyon of the Gunnison, about halfway down from the top to the Gunnison River below on e. Portal Rd

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P1290473

What

Common Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala

Observer

taogirl

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

on a bridge crossing over the river just west of Morrow Dam on the Mesa Creek Trail

Not sure of ID but does sound like there is a lot of variation in the pattern on the wings

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P1290470

What

Northwestern Fritillary Speyeria hesperis

Observer

taogirl

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

I found pictures of this butterfly on someone's butterflies of Colorado page but not sure of the ID; seems like there are several butterflies that are fairly similar
This one was in close proximity to all the other butterflies I am posting at this location on Mesa Creek Trail just west of Morrow Point Dam

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What

Grass Skippers Subfamily Hesperiinae

Observer

taogirl

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

any thoughts on the ID of this Colorado butterfly, found a few feet from the Gunnison River just west of the Morrow Point Dam

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P1290436

What

Lyside Sulphur Kricogonia lyside

Observer

taogirl

Date

July 24, 2014

Description

not sure of this ID, saw this and several different butterflies within a few feet of entering the Mesa Creek Trail just west of Morrow Point Dam in Colorado. I think it is unusual for this species to be this far north but not unheard of

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P1290617

Observer

taogirl

Date

July 26, 2014

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What

Wool Carder Bee Anthidium manicatum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 17, 2014 04:42 PM NZDT

Description

Vespula of some species/caste? Mimic? Why is it so fat and fuzzy?

Drinking from lamb's ears flower in the third photo.

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P1300985

What

Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 14, 2014

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Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 12, 2014 02:07 PM PDT

Description

Drinking from a bean flower, with a Gray Hairstreak in the background. Right after I took the first photo another bee came and landed right on top of him/her (3rd and 4th photos), and they flew off attached. A mugging?

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Observer

tapaculo99

Date

August 12, 2014

Description

A cool wasp-mimic I found today on some goldenrods.

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What

Ailanthus Webworm Moth Atteva aurea

Observer

james5

Date

August 11, 2014

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Observer

james5

Date

August 11, 2014

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What

Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus

Observer

pjennetten

Date

August 10, 2014 12:59 PM CDT
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I am interested in seeing what kind of pollinators people find in their area. Some think it is just honey bees, but it is so much more than that.

Butterflies, skippers, moths, , birds, bats, beetles, flies, mosquitoes, ants, wasps and bees.

What are you seeing on the flowers right now?

2125-mini greenmother created this project on July 29, 2011
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