The Delta Flower Beetle are perfectly named. You can clearly see the Greek Delta on the backs of this mating pair.
These are one of the TROGIDAE beetles.
Oligoria maculataThis skipper had to dive deeply into the iris to reach its nectar.
Utetheisa ornatrix bella
Utetheisa ornatrixThis caterpillar is named after the genus of its host plants, Rattlebox (Crotalaria). This caterpillar was found on Rabbitbells (C. spectabilis), an exotic that can overtake pastures and fields.
Variegated Fritillary (top) and Gulf Fritillary (bottom) caterpillars
Euptoieta claudiaThe newly emerged Variegated Fritillary rests near its chrysalis. The red "blood" on the chrysalis is actually fluid contained within the chrysalis.
The photo cannot capture the beauty of this chrysalis which looks like it has metallic flecks of gold on it.
This was found on Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana).
The caterpillars of the viceroy and its mimic, the Red-spotted Purple, are hard to distinguish in the field. Red-spotted Purples usually feed on cherries and deerberries and only occasionally on willows. However viceroys feed only on willows.
These weevils had invaded our popcorn.
Parrhasius m albumThis White M Hairstreak was glorious among the flowers of goldenrod (Solidago sp.
Xylocopa micansPickerelweed (Pontedeira cordata) is used by many pollinators as well as butterfies and skippers.
The Yucca Giant-skipper caterpillar constructs a tube at the base of yuccas within which it lives.
The Yucca Giant-skipper caterpillar feeds on the tubers of yuccas.
Megathymus yuccaeThis is one of our largest skippers.