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Rock purslane

The rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora) attracts its share of insects. This morning the brilliant magenta blossoms drew honey bees, carpenter bees and hover flies.  As a hover fly (aka syrphid fly or flower fly) gathered nectar, a spider...

Rock purslane
Rock purslane

ROCK PURSLANE (Calandrinia grandiflora) opens in the morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hover fly
Hover fly

HOVER FLY is drawn to the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spider
Spider

SPIDER crawls up the leaf of the rock purslane, probably scouting for the best place to build a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:32 AM

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