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Another carpenter bee (genus Xylocopa) on butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa).
E-P5 + 60mm/f2.8 macro lens +Raynox DCR-250; 1/125 s, f/11, ISO 3200, EV -0.3.

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This dragonfly was on the small side. Anyone know what kind it is?

With E-M1 and ZD50-200 and EC-14
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Another bee on butterfly milkweed flowers.
E-P5+60mm/f2.8 macro lens; 1/500 s, f/11, ISO 800, EV -0.3. [I think I used in addition the Raynox DCR-250.]

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Speaking of milkweed, here's a "milkweed bug" that was instead found on a concrete walkway, sucking the "nectar" out of an ant's head... apparently this is not unheard of.

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Ant head nectar is one of my favorite late night treats.
I'm looking forward to trying it. Hopefully looking forward to trying it will be enough of a jinx to prevent the usual invasion of the apartment this summer.

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E-M1 with ZD50-200 and EC-14

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Also with the ZD50-200 and EC-14

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Just getting my post count up. Taken with the iPhone 4. Jk :)

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Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) eating a bee. Lumix G80 and Leica 100-400mm
 
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I don't have a macro lens but I noticed these flowers that grow on vines.

All the bugs seem to be attracted to them. Ants are always crawling all over them and tonight I saw wasps on them.

Any idea why the insects would do this?

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Flowers with wasps and ants by Kyle McMurphy, on Flickr
 

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