I followed this little lizard around the perimeter of my backyard fence for about 45 minutes just hoping he would puff out his dewlap. By the time he puffed I was unsure whether he was flirting with me or mad at me. ;-)
Early morning while the dew was still heavy I found this little leatherwing (probably still asleep) on a stalk of lavender.
This is called a wheel bug due to its cog-like "wheel" on it's back. I was so pleased to find him near my veggie garden as they prey on other insects that can do damage to the veggies.
Wings in spring..
The Monarch butterfly
"He seeks to satisfy a stronger hunger." ;-)