I went down to my local park yesterday
expecting my usual Mallards and
Canadian geese. But I also found
a pair of Gadwall.
And a pair of American Wigeon
I also went back to the shrubs for some more
wasps and bees.
The insect in the shots below
appears to be a Hover Fly.
"Tiny antennae and flattened abdomen."
Bugs of Alberta
"Hoverflies are harmless to most other animals
despite their mimicry of the black and yellow
stripes of wasps, which serves to ward off predators."
The larva eat aphids and other pests so they are
used as a biocontrol.
"The insect world appealed to Fabre.
I find the insect world macabre.
In every hill of ants I see
A governed glimpse of what shall be"
Creeps and Crawls