Butterflies and Insects A tarantula hawk, aka pepsis wasp; taken in the Catalina Mountains, southeastern Arizona Monarch butterfly on lavender flower Two honeybees pollinating a yellow rose A bumblebee pollinating. Notice the abandoned building in the background. Taken in southeastern Nebraska Tropical butterfly Notice the tail on the mantis; apparently, they have emotions, too! Bee on yellowbells A butterfly resting quietly on a pink rose A Monarch butterfly pollinates on a yellow lantana flower in Tucson, Arizona. A bee pollinates on a soft-pink rose. A grasshopper on a thistle. Photo taken near Ashland, Nebraska Two monarch butterflies Monarch butterfly on a verbena A honeybee pollinates a yellow flower in Tucson. The dragonflies were very cooperative on this photo shoot; this was taken during the “golden hour” at the Rose Garden in Tucson’s Reid Park. A honeybee pollinates on a Bird-of-Paradise flower. Two bees pollinating on a beautiful flower; taken at Reid Park, Tucson, Arizona Butterfly in flight; taken in southeastern Nebraska Kissing beetle on a rose in the Rose Garden at Reid Park in Tucson Honeybee on a bird-of-paradise A bumblebee pollinating; taken in southeastern Nebraska Honeybee pollinating on a prickly-pear cactus blossom An unidentified insect rests on a beautiful yellow rose. A monarch in McDonald Park, Tucson, Arizona Monarch butterfly pollinating on verbena A moth on some yellow verbena Notice the two spiders and a web off to the right. Honeybee on yellow snapdragons This monarch butterfly graces the orange flower with his “V” look and his shadow. A honeybee comes in for a landing! Bee on a spreading fleabane, Mt. Lemmon, Arizona Monarch butterfly A ladybug basks in Tucson’s springtime sun atop a yellow rose. Monarch butterfly Monarch on verbena Black, red, and white tropical butterfly Tropical butterfly This praying mantis stayed put for at least 20 minutes–plenty of time to photograph him. One-point version of a monarch on a lavender flower Butterfly on orchids Honeybee on a yellow rose; taken at the Rose Garden in Tucson, Arizona Honeybee on thistle; taken in southeastern Arizona in one-point color Orange-and-black tropical butterfly Taken at the Rose Garden in Reid Park in Tucson Golden orb weaver spider; taken in southeastern Nebraska Tropical butterfly A honeybee pollinates on a beautiful, deep red rose. Spring pollination in Tucson Thistle pollination. This photo was taken near Ashland, Nebraska. Not sure of the name of this butterfly, but it’s beautiful! Taken at Tucson’s Rose Garden in Reid Park Monarch butterfly Can you find all three insects/butterflies in this photo? A honeybee pollinates on a sunflower. Three critters on this sunflower. Photo taken near Adams, Nebraska Pollinating honeybees on a yellow rose, Tucson, Arizona Honeybee on beautiful thistle in Madera Canyon, southeastern Arizona A honeybee pollinates on a golden poppy about to bloom. Taken just after a spring rain in Tucson, AZ Owl butterfly Three honeybees pollinate on yellow flowers at Ski Valley, Mt. Lemmon, Arizona.