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Category Archives: Orange-belted Bumble Bee

Every once in a while I run across Orange-belted Bumble Bees on the farm. On this particular day there were several of them in a patch of Daisy Fleabane.

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My walks in the prairie continue to turn up insects.

Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle

Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle

Slender Spreadwing

Slender Spreadwing

Orange-belted Bumble Bee

Orange-belted Bumble Bee

Red Milkweed Beetles Mating

Red Milkweed Beetles Mating

I’ve been photographing some of the insects that have been making use of a large patch of Black-eyed Susans that are growing in the front yard.

Orange-belted Bumble Bee

Orange-belted Bumble Bee

Two-Striped Grasshopper

Two-Striped Grasshopper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Flower Fly

Flower Fly

Bee Wolfe

Bee Wolfe