The butterflies are tough thus not represented in the right proportion. They seem to be skittish and I have a hard time getting close enough to snap a picture with any detail.
My etymological identification skills beyond bees are poor. If you know what any of these are, please let me know!
While I was watering
Carpenter Bee Butt
Last week I noticed this plant with a tall stock growing in the shady areas of the farm. The very numerous and tiny flowers that were developing made me think of the potential nectar sources for bees. Thus I posted on a plant ID forum and almost immediately had the genus and species: Leonurus cardiac, commonly known as motherwort. Currently, these stands of motherwort are crawling with bees, wasps, butterflies and some strange bugs I’ve never seen that look like a cross between wasps and mosquitos.
Native Carpenter Bee:
One of my ladies excelling at her job duties (Honeybee):
And these bugs are can be found everywhere that has drawn in the pollinators. Anyone know what it is?