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Wasp on goldenrod flowers

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Wasp on Goldenrod Flowers 6460

By the latter part of September the goldenrod (Solidago spp.) was hitting its stride, and various insects were attracted to the bright flowers. Here you see a wasp on a goldenrod inflorescence on September 22 at an undeveloped piece of prairie between Josh Ridge Blvd. and Harris Ridge Blvd. in northeast Austin. For a closeup of the wasp and the open flowers near it, click the excerpt below, after which you’ll have a better view of the pollen on the insect’s antenna, among other things.

Wasp on Goldenrod Flowers 6460A


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© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 18, 2015 at 4:55 AM

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