Tag Archives: Insect

Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Over Time

I first saw this Black and Yellow Garden Spider on August 16th. I actually noticed the zig-zag stabilimentum first.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, August 16

His web was hanging out over a pond, suspended between some shrubs and grass.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, August 16

I passed the same spot about 45 minutes after the first image; it had clouded over changing the look of the water but the spider hadn’t moved.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, August 16

On September 6th the spider in the same spot, and this time with a dragonfly for lunch.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, September 6

The last time I visited this location, September 13, the spider was still there. His web was showing some signs of wear, and he had something wrapped up in a sack.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, September 13

The Buttonbush Flower

I’ve had a few posts recently featuring butterflies on a Buttonbush flower head. Here are a few images of just the flower cluster. And yes, it looks a bit like all those virus graphics we’ve been seeing.

Buttonbush Flower
Buttonbush Flower

The orbs visible in the background are flower heads that have dropped all the individual flowers and are drying out.

Buttonbush Flower
Buttonbush Flower

And I couldn’t resist another image with a Swallowtail butterfly working over a cluster that is past its prime.

Yellow Swallowtail on Buttonbush
Yellow Swallowtail on Buttonbush

More From the Buttonbush

The same bush but a different day than when I saw the  Black Swallowtail Upside Down there were two Yellow Swallowtails vying for the same feeding spot.

Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies on Buttonbush
Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies on Buttonbush

Carefully working around each flower orb, they never hold still for long.

Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies on Buttonbush
Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies on Buttonbush

Finally, having the spot to himself this butterfly spread full winged.

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Buttonbush
Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Buttonbush

Lastly, an image showing off more of the flowers than the butterfly.

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Buttonbush
Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Buttonbush

August 4, 2020