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Geometer moth (family Geometridae)--thanks, Vince! I love when these guys are hanging around on gossamer, waving in the breeze
I THINK this is a Pipevine Swallowtail--leastwise it looks like the one in Butterflies through Binoculars--The West.
This is not the itsy-bitsy spider that is walking down the waterspout--it's a Wolf Spider (thanks, Vince!)
Blue Dasher
Robber Flies making whoopie
Click Beetle
Blue Dasher
Female Indomitable Melipotis Moth -- Melipotis indomita (Thanks, Vince!)
Crane Fly
Large Milkweed Bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatusu--thanks, Diva!) caught in a compromising act.

Red Admiral Blaine County

Dung Beetles!!!!! (They were adorable pushing and rolling that big tur-..ahem..piece of dung across a dirt road.)
Black Swallowtail
Mourning Cloak
Red Admirals
Red Admiral
Clouded Sulphur
This is a bee. What kind? I have no clue.
This is the same bee, and I still don't know.




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