Note: Bugguide is back, and I have added corrections to my (very bad) identification attempts.
Today I had to get my eyeballs of the screen for a bit so I took a walk around the block. I brought my camera and went looking for flowers and bugs. I found both, but today, the bugs were more interesting:
I’m not sure what these are.
Here’s some kinda bee I saw on some cinquefoil:
Cinquefoil is another genus (Potentilla spp.) that I have difficulty distinguishing down to the species level. This might be P. arguta, but it might also be P erecta. I guess I should educate myself better on these. The bee is even more difficult for me to distinguish. All the bees in Audubon look remarkably similar, and I just don’t have the patience tonight to plow through it.
When I got home I took a lap around my property and found this one:
This is another I’d like to post to Bugguide, but since that’s not available right now, I have to make my own guesses. Maybe it’s a