Hazy day

Hazy day again. Glad the temp is pleasant.

This is a Flesh Fly (Sarcophagidae) on blackberry (Rubus oklahomas) leaves. 
many species are necrophagous, but some feed in mammalian tissues or
parasitize other arthropods (bees, cicadas, termites,
grasshoppers/locusts, millipedes), earthworms, or snails. Adults feed on various sugar-containing materials such as nectar, sap, fruit juices and honeydew. Source BugGuide

Arkansas Yucca (Yucca arkansana)

Three shades of the Palafoxia (Palafoxia callosa) on the same plant.

Doesn’t it look like a landing strip with the yellow lines on the Agalinis (Agalinis homalantha)?

Fall Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides) just starting.
I re-discovered this Plains Nipple Cactus (Escobaria missouriensis) on my fence line this summer. I had thought they had died out, but YEAH!

This is the Texas Greeneyes or some call it the Chocolate Flower (Berlandiera betonicifolia) from flower to seeds

I just call this a ground bee (Hymenoptera) because it makes its nest in the ground. In the movie, it looked like it was taking dirt back in the hole. I find them every summer. Fairly tiny critters and they don’t seem to mind me watching.
Really excited to see that the Green-lip Ladies-tresses (Spiranthes lacera var gracilis) is about to bloom

The praying mantis and I were looking each other over.

Slim Leaf milkweed (Asclepias stenophylla)

I forgot to include this Trumpetvine (Campsis radicans) closeup from yesterday.

Keep on looking!


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