Category: Hymenoptera

Solenopsis invicta, 20 September 2020 (Flooded Colony 3 of 3)

Solenopsis invicta, the Red imported fire ant.Flooded colony, 3 of 3;Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. This is the third of three flooded colonies of Red imported fire ants I photographed at a local Ormond Beach park adjacent… Continue Reading “Solenopsis invicta, 20 September 2020 (Flooded Colony 3 of 3)”

Solenopsis invicta, 20 September 2020 (Flooded Colony 2 of 3)

Solenopsis invicta, the Red imported fire ant.Flooded colony, 2 of 3;Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. This is the second of three flooded colonies of Red imported fire ants I photographed at a local Ormond Beach park adjacent… Continue Reading “Solenopsis invicta, 20 September 2020 (Flooded Colony 2 of 3)”

Solenopsis invicta, 20 September 2020 (Flooded Colony 1 of 3)

Solenopsis invicta, the Red imported fire ant.Flooded colony, 1 of 3;Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2020).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. This is one of three flooded colonies of Red imported fire ants I photographed at a local Ormond Beach park adjacent to… Continue Reading “Solenopsis invicta, 20 September 2020 (Flooded Colony 1 of 3)”

A Fungus and a Paper Wasp (sitting in a tree), 20 September 2015

Ophiocordyceps endoparasitoid fungi (and) Mischocyttarus mexicanus cubicola, a neotropical paper wasp; Volusia county, Florida (20 Sep. 2015). Learn more about Ophiocordyceps and M. mexicanus cubicola at iNaturalist.org. A fairly awesome find in my backyard, here we have a endoparasitoid fungi (likely a species of Ophiocordyceps but possibly Cordyceps) hijacking… Continue Reading “A Fungus and a Paper Wasp (sitting in a tree), 20 September 2015”