Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Cool insects on the Joe Pye Weed

The Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum) is tall and flowering and was attracting butterflies, bees and spiders the other day (click photos for larger).

The butterfly is an Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), though I didn't get him to pose to show the swallowtail better. It is the state butterfly of Delaware.

The bee.

And a very interesting, but shy and hard to photograph bright yellow spider.

If you know what kind of spider this is please post in the comments.

1 comment:

whirdly said...

To me it will always be Eupatorium purpureum.