I wandered up the street yesterday evening to look for bees, and found a garden a couple of blocks away where several of the beautiful insects were busy at work. They were moving so quickly from flower to flower that I mostly just watched, and took few photos of them.
I also spied a pretty little ladybird (often called ladybug), the brightly coloured Coccinellid beetle. Gardeners welcome these insects because they eat destructive pests like aphids.
As always, click any photo to see a larger version.