In case your counting this is #005 in the series and, as the title suggests, this is the end of the September photos.
First up is a butterfly. I think this is a clouded sulphur. The edges of his wings are looking a little tattered but I guess not too bad for this late in the season.
This is a yellow jacket. I don’t really understand why they are called yellow jackets. The yellow part I get but there is nothing at all that suggests a jacket is being worn or that he is jacketed in yellow. Yellow striped or black striped wasp would make more sense. If those name are too boring then American tiger wasp probably wouldn’t be too much of a stretch.
This is a spotted cucumber beetle. I’m going to call him Wally. Wally’s friends asked him to climb up high to see if he can see where a rumored party is taking place.
“I see the lights, I see the party lights. They’re red and blue and green …”, said Wally.1
Wally is now hurrying down to lead his friends to the party. Who knew cucumber beetles were so social?
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1 You may have had to be there to appreciate that piece of song lyric, and by there I mean 1962.