Who’s Visiting the Nursery?

Take a look at a few of the many critters enjoying the plants at Earth Tones!

American Lady
The American Lady, Vanessa virginiensis, displays the dorsal view of its wings as it rests on the Amsonia spp. in bloom.

American lady ventral
Later in the season, this American Lady visits the Purple Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) and displays the ventral view of its wings.

A skimmer dragonfly (Libellula spp.) hangs out on a currant bush (Ribes spp.).

Flower Fly
Many flower flies (family Syrphidae) mimic the appearance of stinging wasps or bees in an effort to be avoided by predators.

Bumble Bee
A bumble bee (Bombus spp.) collects pollen from the Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) flowers.

Flower Longhorns
Flower longhorn beetles (subfamily Lepturinae) are important pollinators. Here, a couple is seen on a flower of Virginia Rose (Rosa virginiana).

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