Behold our friendly winged predators, bug gourmands all.
|Common white-tail dragonfly aka long-tailed skimmer, male.|
|This is a scolid wasp (Scolia nobilitata?, female?), enjoying some oregano nectar. We like this gal: she lays eggs on|
scarab beetle grubs, yep, those white grubs that eat your grass roots and draw moles into your yard.
|Long-legged fly, a tiny predator [this one is around 5mm long], guarding a basil leaf. |
Beauty AND good taste!
|Thread-waisted wasp. Like the scolid wasp, adults enjoy nectar while babies are reared underground on a strict insect diet.|
|The itsy bitsy spider patrols the bee balm. |
|Another smallish wasp, also favoring the oregano.|