When the plant called rattlesnake master blooms, you can expect to find all sorts of insects coming to it to feed! I don’t know exactly what it is about this plant that is so incredibly alluring to so many species of insects, but the strange little spiky flower balls can become absolutely covered with bees, ants, wasps, butterflies, moths, beetles, and other insects. It recently bloomed in my area, so today I bring you a photo of a delta flower scarab and a little bee chowing down on nectar from a rattlesnake master flower cluster:
The flowers smell awful to me, so I guess you have to be a pollinator to fully appreciate them.
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