Pink Spiderwort

23 Sep

I found a large grouping of Roselings aka Pink Spiderworts in the Wekiva State Park pine forest area. The pretty mauve pink flowers stood atop graceful stems. The insect in the photo is a Bee Fly (oecilognathus unimaculatus). It looks dangerous, but the “stinger” is actually a proboscis used to take nectar.

Roseling - Cuthbertia ornata

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2 Responses to “Pink Spiderwort”

  1. photographyfree4all September 23, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    Beautiful shot! I’ve never heard of this bee fly in the shot! He’s a menacing looking fellow! Great capture.

    • FlaScenics September 23, 2010 at 11:15 am #

      Thanks!
      I didn’t know the name of the insect at first either – but BugGuide.net is a great site – now I know it is a female bee fly! You should check it out.
      Some of the insects are more spectacular than the flowers!

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