The insects on this page include several types of bees, a variety of wasps, an ant, several types of beetles, and a milkweed bug.
The subsequent page includes many types of flies, cicadas and grasshoppers.
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A really big bee.
Another large bee, but this time there's an anole on the backside of the flower.
A bee with clear wings.
Striped sweat bee.
The very long antennae of this Scoliid wasp indicate it's probably a male.
A Black and Yellow Mud Dauber wasp.
The back part of its body has an open section. The pavement below it is visible through this opening.
Limonethe maurator wasp.
A paper wasp.
Another view of the paper wasp.
A yellow and brown paper wasp on a magnolia tree leaf.
A wasp in flight. They have longer legs than I realized.
Home sweet home for paper wasps.
A Common Thread Waisted wasp.
It flew and landed right in front of me as if it wanted me to take a photo so I did.
Another view of the Common Thread Waisted wasp.
After I decided I had enough photos of it, it flew away as if it had been reading my mind!
This might be another type of Thread Waisted wasp.
A carpenter ant crawling on a spider lily plant.
Multicolored Asian lady beetle
Mating multicolored Asian lady beetles
Seven spot lady beetle
A beetle with forked antennae
I've not yet been able to determine what this flying insect is.
This looks like a small walking brown leaf.
A female milkweed bug.
All photos © S. M. Garver