This is it; the last of nine post of photos taken in my garden during a prolific five days of shooting.
Skipper on a cosmos
These next two photos are of a male (I think) monarch butterfly; first on a coneflower and then on a cosmos.
There appear to be some large milkweed bug nymphs on the stem of the cosmos bud in the lower left of the photo.
Swamp milkweed starting to bloom
Hoverfly on a rudbeckia
I think the insect hanging on to this leaf is a crane fly. Love its tenacity. And I wish I had a grip like that.
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