Late August wingéd insects
Dragontlies, ants, skippers and butterflies.
First, three dragonflies - different species. I don't know anything about them! (I did find two - the first is a Halloween pennant and the second a common Whitetail. I still don't know the third...)
Ants preparing to fly. Check out the sexual dimorphism - the queens are huge compared to the males.
Here are three little sachems, a kind of grass skipper. First, two of the drabber females, and then a brilliantly colored male:
Female Horace's duskywing, one of the larger skippers
Some tiger swallowtails - first a handsome male (notice the lack of blue on the hindwing)
And a painted lady