Groovin' In The Grass
Yep, it's hot out there...but these eastern tailed-blues (Everes comyntas)don't seem to mind. The female will go on to oviposit on flower buds of various legumes such as vetches and clovers. When the larvae hatch they will munch out on the flowers and seeds of the hostplants.
And no, despite the fact I have posted two, uh, gettin' busy pictures in a row, this isn't turning into one of those blogs ;)
For the past few days we have had a visitor on the carport. This black rat snake has been hanging around -- sometimes on the back door, sometimes on the electrical box beside the back door, and sometimes on the grape arbor. He is very calm for the most part, even though he does vibrate the end of his tail if you get too close. So far he hasn't discovered the wren nest in the backpack hanging on the shop light out there. We'll keep our fingers crossed that he doesn't find it, but if he does...well, a snake's gotta eat, too.