Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Flowers & Bugs

Here's those bugs and flowers I promised you. I need help identifying some of them. If you know, please leave a comment.

Beetle found on pine tree, approx 1" long, antennae 2" long.
BLACK PINE SAWYER BEETLE
These two were walking (and mating?) on the river.
WATER STRIDER
Lots of these were sucking minerals from the damp sand.
CALIFORNIA TORTOISESHELL BUTTERFLY

And this isn't my mustache, it's a caterpillar!



Wild Rose found in the shade of the Big Trees.


Lily or Iris? Found along the river.
SIERRA IRIS

Found in the shade of the trees.
BUSH ANEMONE
This was quite small, found along the road above the river.

This one is called Indian Rhubarb.

This is Western Azalea and it smells heavenly!
WESTERN AZALEA

This one is mountain misery, I think, and it smells bad.
MOUNTAIN MISERY
I don't know what this is, but it looks rather like echinacea.
So if you can help identify any of these, please do. And thanks for the help.
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ps: thanks for the hints on identification. I'm slowly adding links as I find them.

5 comments:

Sue said...

Well, the aquatic canoodlers are waterboatmen, and the lovely yellow flower is definitely an iris. Can't help with the others. Gorgeous pix, though! Isn't it wonderful how full of life is summer?

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I am absolutlely no help in the ID department, but I sure love these pictures. The flowers are beautiful, but the insects are fascinating!! I'll be watching to see what others identify!

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Neabear said...

Wow! I am amazed at what names you do know here. Sorry I can't help with the names, but your pictures are awesome. Enjoyed them very much.

Just a little something from Judy said...

What an interesting blog post! I never saw the any of the first four creatures. I do not think we have them in our part of the world. Great photographs and I like how you have them labeled. It is always enjoyable visiting your blog.