I'm doing a Sunday Safari again in an effort to find what insects visit my garden. Last week I joined Cheryl at My Wildlife Sanctuary and Sherry at Q's Corner in a safari. We've had some nice rain lately, but today is calm and could do a walk about. Above isn't the promised dragonflies, but a blue damselfly -- there are a number flying around.
Here I think is my first dragonfly picture of the year. I spotted one a week ago, but didn't have a camera. It's not quite the time of year when they're buzzing mosquitoes overhead, but it is welcome to see them starting to arrive. Dragonfly
I was surprised by this dragonfly as I was picking peas...just resting with wet wings from rains. Dragonfly
I got this grasshopper nymph before it could hop away... Grasshopper Nymph
Two unidentified insects. I'm sure with a little research I can id them. The second was resting on the bird net over the strawberries.
Okay, hoverflies...not very exiting but there is an abundance of them. Many in the wildflowers and swarms over the radish flowers and baby's breath. hoverflies
Lots of "daddy-longlegs" lurking in the foliage. Apparently this is more correctly a harvestman not to be confused with the "daddy-longlegs spider". This harvestman is an arachnid but not a spider and completely harmless to humans...well most insects and spiders are pretty much harmless to humans since they don't seek us out. Daddy-longlegs
The Disonycha Leaf Beetles are still hiding in the wildflowers. Now I was told they eat "weeds", but they are of course eating the wildflower leaves. I will have to educate them on the definition of a weed in my garden. Actually there are only some holes in lower level leaves that get little sun anyways. Disonycha Leaf Beetle