Yesterday I was stalking my sunflower plants for insects to photograph, and all the critters seemed to be just out of range. Of course, it didn’t help it was hot outside and I had other things to do.
The checkered skipper was on the other side of the garden.
The leafcutter bee teased from afar.
Take a deep breath.
The checkered skipper came in for a closer view. Be patient.
The leafcutter bee finally perched nearby (uncropped image).
Patience is rewarded.
With a little cropping, we have our Bug of the Week.