Castro Pollinators

Tarantula Hawk eating aphids

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.

Above 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.

Thanks to Dick Klopshinske, who helped with the IDs.

Western Pygmy-blue on Frogruit

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