Category Archives: Insects

Black and Yellow Garden Spider

It is August and the Black and Yellow Garden Spiders are out.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider

The web was in the scrub at the steep edge of a pond, not very inviting, or safe, for the photographer to get the other side.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider

However, a did get a different angle of the vegetation growing on the slope for a completely different background look.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider

A close up of the zig-zag stabilimentum — pretty fascinating.

Zig-zag Stabilimentum of Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Zig-zag Stabilimentum of Black and Yellow Garden Spider

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
August 10, 2022

Tattered Dragonfly

The garden beds along the banks of the Ashely River at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens almost always are worth a wander by for some insect activity.

Tattered Dragonfly
Tattered Dragonfly

Late yesterday afternoon this rather bedraggled dragonfly perched for a few photos.

Tattered Dragonfly
Tattered Dragonfly

The flowers, possibly some kind of salvia, had its own problems having been chewed on or maybe unable to withstand this summer’s heat.

Tattered Dragonfly
Tattered Dragonfly

From another angle you can really see how much of the wings are missing. Flight didn’t seem to be a problem.

Tattered Dragonfly
Tattered Dragonfly

Canon 100mm Macro Lens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
August 4, 2022