|Looks like an Agapostemon.|
So we stumbled about, bent over double, cameras aiming at the spot where it had been half a second before, exclaiming, "There it is! No, it's gone! There! Missed again! . . ." It is a well-travelled path, especially on a warm Sunday afternoon. A whole raft of people are probably still laughing.
I took over 30 photos, Laurie a few more. And the photo above is the best we could do. Dratted speedster!
And I came home to my peaceful orange cross spider, resting quietly on her web between the orange begonia and the sausage vine. As usual. Ah!
|Araneus diadematus, a small female. Nice kid; stays put.|