Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Hilltopping

Sometimes insects in the desert have a hard time finding one another.  The area is vast and open, so some insects look for landmarks where they congregate to mate, such as tall hills:

Hilltop

Sonoran Desert hilltop

This particular hill has several insects that “hilltop,” including tarantula hawks and bot flies.  It’s always fun to climb up there and watch the hilltoppers buzzing around looking for mates!

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