I have never been in US, so how could I know :smile: ... But did some googling and the fisrt one might be a sweat fly (Halictidae), like this one:
Quote:"Most of the 500 species in North America are pollen feeders and important pollinators", so it could be a bit difficult to say what it exactly is...
Thank you so much Jukka. I think you are right on both counts. I always like to know the names of these critters. I appreciate you looking that up.
Thank you Harry. I appreciate you giving me the info.Yvette, Jan is right.
The first one is a sweat bee (family Halictidae), genus Agapostemon. To say a species name is not possible without being a specialist and studying the specimen under a microscope.
#2: juvenile Katytid. Nymphs are difficult to name.
Nice shots anyway!
Thanks Jeff. I had a tough time getting the shot because the wind was blowing and did not have the camera on a tripod. It was also right in the middle of the bush so I was fighting branches to get to him. He is very pretty though so I am glad I took the effort.#2 is very nice.