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