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.
[A huge black bee completely covers the center of the yellow flower. This bee is probably at least twice the body diameter of the prior one.]

Another large bee, but this time there's an anole on the backside of the flower.
[A huge black and yellow bee, which is slightly smaller than the prior all-black one, covers the center of the bright yellow flower. This bee has transparent wings except for the veins on the wings which are dark. The green anole's head and neck stick out from behind the leaf of the flower. ]

Carpenter bee
[A huge bee with a yellow fuzzy body which has a black dot on it. Its wings appear black. Its legs on long and fuzzy. Its head is black with two large eyes and thick short antennae. ]

A bee with clear wings.
[The front section of the bee is golden. The back section is golden with black stripes around its body. The transparent wings are barely visible. Its black tongue is curved out and into the yellow center of the flower on which it is perched.]

Scoliid wasp.
[An insect with a yellow and black body and black wings is at the tips of the petals of a cup-shaped yellow flower. It also has very long antennae.]

The very long antennae of this Scoliid wasp indicate it's probably a male.
[Through the long skinny green leaves of a plant with a think green stalk are several wasps. The one in the center is most visible with only a small portion of the center of its body hidden by a leaf. It has black antennae which are longer than the upper part of its body. The body is mostly black, but partial stripes of yellow are visible on the back segment of the body and a small portion at the neck.]

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.
[An insect is on the pavement. It has black and yellow legs. Its wings are dark and held above the open spot on its body.]

Limonethe maurator wasp.
[This wasp appears to have blue wings covering its reddish-brown body. Its legs are brown and black. Its black antenna have a white section in the middle. It's on a leaf with a lot of small drops of dew.]

A paper wasp.
[The wasp with yellow and black legs stands on a leaf. It has dark antenna and what appears to be a purple and black two segmented body. This is a side view of the insect.]

Another view of the paper wasp.
[This is a top down view and there are two body segments in addition to the head. The dark-colored wings extend in a vee shape from the middle section of the body.]

A yellow and brown paper wasp on a magnolia tree leaf.
[A top down view of this wasp with yellow legs and antenna. It has brown wings and a two sectioned body. The rear-most section has yellow and black thin stripes and two wide brown stripes. The top section is mostly brown with thin yellow sections at irregular intervals like a stained-glass picture.]

A wasp in flight. They have longer legs than I realized.
[The yellow and brown wasp has just departed a branch and its hind legs are outstretched. They are at least twice the length of the body of the wasp. The wings stretched out to the sides are slightly blurry from motion. The yellow brown antennae stick out from the head at ten and two o'clock positions. ]

Home sweet home for paper wasps.
[A nest which was started behind a sign on a blue wall hangs down several inches. There are more than a dozen yellow-and-brown wasps with their brown wings crawling on it. There appear to be at least a dozen cells which have white coverings on the end indicating more young wasps have yet to arrive.]

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.
[This is a top down view from the front of the wasp on the concrete. It has a dark head and antenna and very long dark legs. Its body has a very skinny black section which connects to a much larger diameter section. The middle of the body is red while the ends are black. The wings only extend as far back as the skinny section so there's quite a bit of body beyond the wings.]

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 is a top down view from the back. The red section isn't as noticeable although it is still visible. It looks more like a big black bug in this image.]

This might be another type of Thread Waisted wasp.
[A front top view of a wasp with black legs and antenna and what appears to be a black and yellow head. It has brown wings behind which a narrow section and then a bulb (back section of body) are visible.]

A carpenter ant crawling on a spider lily plant.
[The reddish brown ant has six legs and two long l-shaped antenna. The back section of its body is darker than the rest. It is crawling from one petal to another of the lily and is spanning the gap between the petals.]

Multicolored Asian lady beetle
[The wings of this ladybug are burnt ornage with about eight black spots on each wing. Its head is greyish-white with two black spots in addition to its eye spots. It also has a front whitish section with black which resembles a snout. Its legs are burnt orange color. The beetle is walking on the white bark of a tree.]

Mating multicolored Asian lady beetles
[Both beetles are sandwiched between leaves of a plant. The black and white head and black dotted red wings of the bottom beetle are visible. The legs and part of the underside of the top beetle are visible while the rest of its body is hidden by the leaf curled around it.]

Seven spot lady beetle
[The wings of this ladybug are reddish-ornage with about three black spots on each wing. There is one large spot on the section of wing just behind its head. Its head is black with a white patch on each cheek. The beetle is walking up the stalk of a Carolina false dandelion plant.]

A beetle with forked antennae
[The dark brown beetle perched at the end of a piece of grass has two antennae coming from its head, which is smaller than the center portion of its body and which is then smaller than the back portion of the body containing its folded wings. At the end of the main portion of each antenna are three small pieces of antenna. The shaping is similar to what antlers would be on a deer.]

I've not yet been able to determine what this flying insect is.
[A maroonish-brown six-legged insect perched on a plant. It has clear wings and some white stripes on the back side of its body.]

This looks like a small walking brown leaf.
[This small all-brown insect has six light-brown legs, two long antennae, and two tiny black eyes.]

A female milkweed bug.
[This orange and black creature is perched on the top of a leaf such that its underside faces the camera. The two long black antenna each appear to be in three sections. The head is orange while its eyes are black. The underside of the body is black and orange. ]

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