Bugs We Love
Nature photographer Bev Wigney has a great site with wasps, winged ants and their kin. Here's the gallery of wasp, hornet and sawfly photos.
It looks like her nature blog, Burning Silo, was left to languish but there's a great page of identification links that make it worth the click.
The monarch butterfly caterpillars are all over the milkweed, eating their way up and down the plants.
Do you see the giant swallowtail eggs on the Rue? They are the latest in a summer long parade of eggs and munching caterpillars.
This is what the giant swallowtail caterpillars look like. Even when the eggs first hatch they look the same, just smaller.
Beauty. It's in the eye of the beholder.