This time of the year we have all kinds of flowers blooming and it's fantastic! Of course with all these flower there are plenty of insects; flying one, crawling one, jumping ones, etc.
Here is a picture of a Great Globe Thistle, otherwise known as Echinops sphaerocephalus, that is playing host to the Great Black Wasp, otherwise known as Sphex pensylvanicus.
I love the black on purple colors. Ah, really enjoy walking around the yard and watching all these critters enjoying all our labor of love!