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Does anyone know the names of these two insects? I can't find them in my book of Florida insects.

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Hi Yvette!

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:
http://www.stetson.edu/~pmay/bugs/halictid 1.jpg

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...
Googled more...

Second one looks pretty much like a Katydid (Tettigoniidae), maybe a nymph
Take a look here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/164/bgimage
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.
 
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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!

Cheers
 
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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!

Cheers
Thank you Harry. I appreciate you giving me the info.
 
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#2 is very nice.
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.
 

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