Friday, September 21, 2007
I Did Some Research
OK, here are my best guesses.
The plant with the cute little flowers is a Weeping Lantana (lantana depressa), and the blue-black wasp lookin' thingy with the reddish orange wings is a Spider Wasp
Or a Tarantula Hawk (Pompilidae wasp) Apparently they hunt spiders.
I found this info at a site where folks like bugs a lot: Large blue-black wasps, most with orange wings. Some species have orange antennae. Females have curled antennae, males straight
According to that, I'd call this guy a male spider wasp. Why he was all over these flowers, I have no idea.
Now, y'all can take that as true or not. I tried to research the flowers and the bug on the internet and that's what I was able to find.
But you know how it is with the internet; sometimes you don't know if the info out there is accurate, or if my matching ability from the photos I took to what's out there is correct.
And I'm tired of taking pictures of things that look neat-o, but that I have no idea what they are.