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