Castro Pollinators

by Kris Kirkwood on August 29, 2016

By Steve Reisinger, Certified Texas Master Naturalist

I hope you will enjoy these pictures I took at the Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary in Rockport recently. 

The first is a Tarantula Hawk Wasp. Looks to me like it’s feasting on the little yellow aphids. The second is a tiny little butterfly: a Western Pygmy-Blue. Notice its size compared to the frog fruit.

Trantula Hawk on Zizotes milkweed

Trantula Hawk on Zizotes milkweed

Western Pygmy-blue on Frogruit

Western Pygmy-blue on Frogruit

Thanks to Dick Klopshinske, who helped with the IDs.

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