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Monday, October 02, 2006

Autumn gold

I was pretty excited to see this male carpenter bee, xylocopa varipunctata, foraging on a mid-autumn afternoon. This must be the second generation, as the males seen back in the beginning of May must have surely mated and died off by now.


Cindy said...

Wow, that's a great shot. I tried so hard to take a picture of one of those guys about a month ago, but he just moved too fast, and I couldn't focus fast enough!

vanessa cardui said...

Yeah, thanks. They usually don't stop for long. I got so lucky when this one lingered on that anisodontea flower.