See what’s buzzing at the Topsham Public Library
Click the images to see closeups.
|Butterfly on purple liatris|
|Bumblebee on white liatris|
|Moth hiding in a yellow lily|
|Great Golden Digger Wasps and a Japanese Beetle share a Purple Globe Thistle|
|Japanese Beetle on purple coneflower (Echinacea)|
The white dot that appears on the back of the beetle is where a Tachinid Fly glued its eggs to the beetle’s thorax. Later the larva will hatch and bore into the beetle, which is a healthy and natural way to keep the beetle’s population at bay.
Bumblebees on purple coneflowers (Echinacea)
|Tandem Thread Waisted Wasps|
|These two were very camera shy!|
|Bumblebee and Great Golden Digger Wasp|
The black ant in the left photo is eating the sugary coating that surrounds the bud. The bud will eventually bloom to the flower in the right photo.
|The Twice Stabbed Stink Bug on lamb’s ear is about to make the leap!|