A bumblebee mimic. Banded black and pale yellow, some with greenish tinge. Wings are clear, with black bands. Legs are black. Long proboscis for nectaring flowers.
A rural, gated, man-made lake community. I have let this main ditchline go without cutting for about 6 years. There are numerous native plant species, including the featured common milkweed (A. syriaca), as well as skullcap, willows, black cherry, jewelweed, goldenrod, and so much more.
I once had a friend who thought they were a species mini hummingbirds, their wings flap so fast, and produce a similar sound if close.
Lat: 38.95, Long: -83.76
Spotted on Jun 30, 2018
Submitted on Jul 12, 2018